As the parent of a student of the Ritchie County School District, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
• Certification areas in which the teacher is certified including the grades/subjects this individual may teach.
• Whether the West Virginia Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
• The teacher’s college degree; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and if so, the subject of the degrees.
• Whether any teacher’s aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive any of this information please contact Deborah Bever at (304) 643-2991 ext. 103.