Parent's Right to Know

All Goddard School District Teachers Are Highly Qualified

Goddard School District is pleased to inform parents that all USD 265 teachers meet the Kansas requirements as highly-qualified teachers and meet the qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which they provide instruction.

Parent's Right to Know Qualifications of Child's Teachers

You have the right to know the qualifications of your child's teachers and paraprofessionals, including:

  1. Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
  3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
  4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

How to Request Information about Teacher Qualifications

If you want to learn the qualifications of your child's teachers and paraprofessionals, please write a letter or send an e-mail to request this information from your child’s school.

District, School, and State Report Cards

District, School, and State Report Cards are available at http://online.ksde.org/rcard/. Just select the area of interest from the menu. Paper copies of assessment results and the most current education report card are also available at your child’s school.

The Kansas Report Card is a collection of data compiled annually to provide information about assessment results and other performance indicators, demographics, QPA accreditation, and No Child Left Behind accountability, not only on a statewide basis but also by district and by building. The challenge of the No Child Left Behind legislation is the continuous raising of the achievement bar so that all students are proficient. Over the past several years, Kansas schools have made significant progress in meeting the challenge. The on-going work of Kansas educators is reflected in the improvement of assessment scores by Kansas students.

 

 

Please direct questions and comments to:
Dr. Julie D Cannizzo, Assistant Superintendent for Academic Affairs, at (316) 794-4000.