Parents’ Right to Know

Under the federal government’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), parents have the right to know the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher. Schools are required to let you know:

  • Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing standards for the grade levels and subject areas he or she teaches.
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status where state qualification or licensing standards have been waived.
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of the above information, contact the district’s Human Resources office, 913.279.2261.

Click here for the Parents’ Right to Know printable handout (in English and Spanish).

Click here for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Standard Complaint Resolution Procedure printable handout (in English and Spanish).