Annual Notification of Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Parent Notification

Annual Parent Notice: Right to Request Teacher Qualifications

Our school receives federal funds for programs that are part of the Elementary and Secondary

Education Act (ESEA), as amended (2015). Based on current education law, teachers must have earned

State certification and licensure. State certification and licensure is the training required to be a teacher.

We are very proud of our teachers and feel they are well-prepared to give your child a high-quality

education. You have the right to request information about the professional qualifications of your

child’s teacher(s) or educational technician(s). An educational technician provides academic or other

support for students under the direct supervision of a teacher. If you request this information, the

district or school will provide you with the following as soon as possible:

a. if the teacher has met State certification and licensing requirements for the grade levels and subjects

for which the teacher provides instruction;

b. if state certification and licensing requirements have been waived (are not being required at this

time) for the teacher under emergency or other temporary status;

c. if the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline for which they are certified or licensed;

d. if the teacher has met State-approved or State-recognized certification or licensing requirements.

These requirements apply to the professional discipline in which the teacher is working and may

include special education or related services to students with disabilities;

e. if your child is receiving Title I or Special Education services from educational technicians, his or

her qualifications.

Our staff are committed to helping your child develop the social, academic and critical thinking he or

she needs to succeed in school and beyond. That commitment includes making sure that all of our

teachers and educational technicians are highly skilled. If you would like to request information about

your child’s teacher(s) or educational technician(s), or if you have any questions about your child’s

assignment to a teacher or ed tech, please contact the principal at your child’s school:

Carrabec Community School – Thomas Desjardins

Carrabec High School – Timothy Richards

Garret Schenck Elementary School – Jean Butler

Solon Elementary School – Jean Butler

Thank you for your interest and involvement in your child’s education.