Title I Parent Guidance

Parent’s Right to know Letter
For Advising Parents of the Right to Know Information about a teacher’s Qualifications as Required by ESSA[Section 1111(h)(6) (B)(ii)ESEA.] Guidance D-3.


Dear Parent/Guardian,

At Richton School District(RSD), we are proud of our teachers and feel they are ready for the coming school year and are prepared to give your child a high-quality education.  As a Title I school, we must meet federal rules related to teacher qualifications as defined in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in December 2015.

Title I, Part A schools must give each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks, by a teacher who is not highly qualified.  These rules allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials.  We are happy to provide this information to you.  At any time, you may ask:

  • Whether the teacher met state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teaching,
  • Whether the teacher received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived, and
  • What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, including graduate certificates and additional degrees, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration.

You may also ask if your child receives help from a paraprofessional.  If your child receives this assistance, we can provide you with information about the paraprofessional’s qualifications.

Our staff is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he/she needs to succeed in school and beyond.  The commitment includes making sure that all of our teachers and paraprofessionals are highly skilled.

If you have any questions about your child’s assignment to a teacher or paraprofessional, please contact the office of your child’s principal at 601-788-6975 for the elementary school and 601-788-9609 for the middle-senior high school