Parent’s Right to Know

  • As a parent of a student attending the Tonawanda City School District you have the right to receive, upon request to the district, certain information as authorized by federal law regarding the professional qualifications of the children’s classroom teachers. Parents have the right to request the following information:

    • Whether the teacher has met New York State Education Department qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas he/she teaches;

    • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which New York State Education Department qualifications or licensing criteria have been waived due to special circumstances;

    • The teacher’s college major (undergraduate level); whether the teacher has any graduate certifications or degrees and, if so, the field of discipline of the certification or degree;

    • Whether your child is provided services by any teaching assistants and, if so, their qualifications.

    If you wish to receive this information, please contact your child’s school principal.