Know Your Rights as a Parent

  • In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Section 1111 (h)(6) PARENTS’
    RIGHT TO KNOW, this is a notification from Whitko Schools that you have the right to request
    and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your
    student’s classroom teachers.

    This information shall include the following:

    • If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught;
    • If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which Indiana qualifications and licensing criteria are waved;
    • The teachers’ baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline; and
    • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so their qualifications.

    If at any time your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher
    that is not highly qualified, you will be notified by the school of this information.