Notice of Teacher Certification
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The “Elementary and Secondary Education Act” (ESEA) gives you, as parents, guardians, and members of the community of Altruria Elementary, a Title I school, the right to know the qualifications of your child’s teachers. This information has to be given to you in a timely manner and you can request information regarding the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and any paraprofessional providing support to your student. The information you are entitled to know includes the following:
Altruria Elementary, as a Title I school, is required by the federal law to hire teachers who are highly qualified. This means all teachers hired at Altruria must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and have passed state mandated assessments showing they are competent in the academic subjects they teach. Most of our teachers exceed this qualification and hold graduate degrees beyond their bachelor’s degree. Newly hired paraprofessionals meet the requirements set for them by the state.
For additional information regarding a specific teacher’s qualifications,
you may refer to the Tennessee Department of Education, Teacher
Licensing Web Site: