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Parents' Right to Know

(updated July 2020)

The School District of Escambia County receives federal funds for the Title I programs that are part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  One of the conditions for receiving these funds is to notify parents/guardians of  their right to request and to receive information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers and paraprofessionals.
 
By law, you have the right to ask for the following:
 

  • Whether your child’s teacher has met the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) licensing and qualification criteria for the subject area(s) and grade level(s) in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Whether FLDOE requirements have been waived to allow the teacher to teach under emergency or other provisional status;
  • The teachers’ college major and the field of discipline or specialization for any advanced degree/certification held by the teacher;
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so, their qualifications; and
  • Your child’s level of achievement in each of the state academic assessments and information regarding State and District testing participation policies. 
    (Note:  state assessments were not administered in Florida for the 2019-2020 school year.)

 
This information regarding teacher and paraprofessional qualifications, in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act, may be obtained through your child’s school.  
 
The School District of Escambia County is dedicated to providing an education that encourages life-long learning and stimulates, encourages, and prepares students for the future.