Title I Parent's Right To Know

Updated: October 13, 2021

All schools in the Sunnyside Unified School District receive federal funds for Title I, Part A programs. As a parent of a student in a Title I school, 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 the school to give you this information in a timely manner. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

  1. Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances.
  3. Whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and the field of discipline of the teacher’s certification or degree.
  4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

You will be notified by the school if at any time your student has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher(s) that is not “Title I Appropriately Certified.”

As a learning organization where everyone considers themselves a learner, our teachers take part in continued professional development activities and are evaluated each year to ensure teaching meets the highest possible standards.

Please support your child’s education by communicating with his/her teacher(s) on a regular basis. For more information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and the role of parents, please visit the Arizona Department of Education Web site at http://www.azed.gov/essa/.

Professional qualification inquiries may be requested by submitting a Title I Teacher Qualifications Request Form (English / Spanish) to Andrea Foster via email at andreaf@susd12.org OR by mail ATTN: Andrea Foster 2238 E. Ginter Road Tucson, AZ 85706.

Forms are available at the school sites, district office, and PDF Download (English / Spanish)