Right to Request Professional Qualifications of Teachers/ParaprofessionalsUnder Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, parents/guardians have the right to request certain information about the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s), as follows:
- Whether the teacher has met Maine certification criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under conditional or other provisional status through which Maine certification criteria have been waived;
- The teacher's college major and field of discipline for any advanced degrees held; and
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals such as educational technicians and, if so, what their qualifications are.
Title I services are provided through the Reading Recovery program at Pond Cove Elementary School.