Right to Request
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, James K. Polk informs parents that you have the right to request information about the qualifications of the classroom staff working with your child. If you request this information, the school division will provide you with answers to the following questions as soon as possible:
The following information may be requested:
- 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 wish to request information concerning your child's teacher's or paraprofessional's qualifications, please contact Natalie Mitchell at 703 619-8025.
Right to request letter in English, Spanish, Amharic, and Arabic