August 1, 2014
Dear Penns Valley Parent or Guardian,
Your child’s school receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the
“No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on
January 8, 2002. As part of NCLB we are required to send you this notice.
Increased accountability for states and school districts.
Greater choice for parents, especially those in low performing schools.
Greater flexibility for state and local education agencies in the use of federal
Under NCLB, parents have a right to request professional qualifications of their
children’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s). This letter is to inform you of your right to
ask for the following information about your children’s classroom teachers or
Whether Pennsylvania has licensed the teacher for the grades and subjects he or
she teaches. (100% of Penns Valley Area School District Teachers are
properly licensed and Highly Qualified or are working toward Highly
Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status
through which Pennsylvania licensing criteria have been waived. (At present all
faculty are fully certified in Pennsylvania)
The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and whether the teacher has any
advance degrees, and if so, the subject of the degrees.
Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their
If you would like to receive specific information about your child’s teacher or
paraprofessional, please contact your school principal.
Our district is fully committed to the success of your child. We appreciate your
partnership in our efforts to provide the best education for your child.