What is “Parents-Right-to-Know”?
As a parent of a student attending a Sarasota County School, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers and/or paraprofessionals who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and/or paraprofessionals and requires the school to give you this information in a timely manner. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information:
- Whether the Florida Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether the Florida Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of certain circumstances.
- The teacher’s college or major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, if so, the subjects and degrees.
- Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
- The level of achievement of your child on each of the State academic assessments.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact your child’s school which will respond in writing within one week. You may also wish to check these sources for additional information:
Florida Department of Education License Verification Sarasota County Schools Human Resources Department: Out of Field Teachers 2020-2021