Under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), parents/guardians have the right to request the following information about their child’s teacher(s):
ESSA requires disclosure of certain teacher information to parents. Relevant provision of ESSA is below:
“(e) PARENTS RIGHT-TO-KNOW.— ‘‘(1) INFORMATION FOR PARENTS.— ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency that receives funds under this part shall notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this part that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum, the following: ‘‘(i) Whether the student’s teacher— ‘‘(I) has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; ‘‘(II) is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and ‘‘(III) is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher. ‘‘(ii) Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. ‘‘(B) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.—In addition to the information that parents may request under subparagraph (A), a school that receives funds under this part shall provide to each individual parent of a child who is a student in such school, with respect to such student— ‘‘(i) information on the level of achievement and academic growth of the student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under this part; and ‘‘(ii) timely notice that the student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
Each year, the District conducts a census to ensure information for children aged birth to 18 (21 if the child has disabilities) is up-to-date. If you have any changes to your household information or are new to the district, please provide your information in the following manner:
- Current Waterloo School District parents – Log in to your School Tool parent portal to review your information. If changes are required, please contact your child’s school to update your information.
Skoi-Yase Mary Beth Hart 315-539-1520
Lafayette Linda Cordovani 315-539-1530
Middle School Joan Daeffler 315-539-1542
High School Donna Carter 315-539-1552
- Residents without students in the Waterloo Central School District, including students parentally placed in private schools, or new residents– Please submit your information by clicking on the link below and completing the census form.
If you have any questions or do not have access to the internet, please call 315-539-5101.
Please Note: Children who turn age 5 by Dec. 1st are eligible to start kindergarten in the fall of 2017. If your child will turn age 5 by Dec. 1, is not presently enrolled in the Waterloo Universal Pre-K program, and has not already been registered for kindergarten in the fall of 2017, please call 315-539-1520 to begin the registration process.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping your household information up to date.
The form for the census is available below.
- Select the link provided
- "Right Click" on the form.
- Choose to "Print" the form.
- Complete the form and submit it to the person listed above (you can send it to school with your child)