Title I/Reading Support Staff Qualifications
On January 8, 2002, President George Bush signed into law the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB). NCLB is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education, both at the state and local level. NCLB has specific requirements for schools.
Under NCLB, parents have a right to know the professional qualifications of their children’s teacher(s). Parents have the right to know the following information about each of their child’s classroom teachers:
• Whether the State of Pennsylvania licensed
or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches
Under NCLB, certain regulations apply to paraprofessionals
in Title I programs. Paraprofessionals in Title I programs must have one
of the following:
All paraprofessionals working as reading support aides in the Cocalico School District Title I/Reading Support program have met these regulations and are highly qualified to deliver interventions to students.