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Teacher Qualifications Notification

Virginia Department of Education

Parent Notification Letter

Right to Request Information on Teacher Qualifications

As Required Under the

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended

Charlotte County Schools

 August 12, 2024


Dear Parent,


On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law. Section 1112(e)(1)(A) states that as a parent of a student in Bacon District Elementary School, receiving Title I funds, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers instructing your child. Federal law requires the school division to provide you with this information in a timely manner if you request it.  Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:


  •      Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
  •      Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status because of special circumstances.
  •      Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification or degree he/she received
  •      Whether paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if so, their qualifications.


If you would like additional information, please contact Duffie Jones, Director of Federal Programs, either by phone at 434-542-5151 or in writing at P.O. Box 790, Charlotte Court House, VA  23923.




Duffie Jones

Director of Federal Programs