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Parents Right to Know

North Conejos School District RE 1-J



PO Box 72, La Jara, Co 81140, Phone: 719-274-5174  Fax: 719-274-5621

To:        All Parents

From:     North Conejos School District

As a parent of a student at La Jara Elementary, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher who instructs your child. This is a requirement for all districts that receive Title I funds. Federal law allows you to request certain information about your student’s classroom teacher.  The law also requires the district to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. Listed below is the information about which you have the right to ask for regarding each of your student’s classroom teachers.

  • Whether the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has licensed or endorsed your student’s teacher for the grades and subjects taught.
  • Whether CDE has decided that your student’s teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
  • Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraeducators provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

Please contact Mr. Ricky Salazar at 274-5791 if you would like to receive any of this information.