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Title I Right to Know Letter

Hotep Parents & Guardians,

Imhotep Institute Charter High School receives Title I funding and therefore is subject to the regulations of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015.  Under the ESSA, as a parent/guardian of a student attending a Title 1 school, you have the right to know the qualifications of the teacher(s) instructing your child.


        • ESSA requires increased accountability for states and school districts.
        • Greater choice for parents, especially those in low performing schools.
        • Greater flexibility for state and local education agencies in the use of federal funding.


Under ESSA, parents have a right to request professional qualifications of their children’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s).  This letter is to inform you of your right to ask for the following information about your child’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals:

        • Whether Pennsylvania has licensed the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
        • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which Pennsylvania licensing criteria has been waived.
        • The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and whether the teacher has any advance degrees, and if so, the subject of the degrees.
        • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.


If you would like to receive specific information about your child’s teacher or paraprofessional, please contact us. Our school is fully committed to the success of your child.   We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to provide the best education for your child.

In the spirit of Umoja (unity) and Ujima (collective work & responsibility),

Sister Jury Segers