Parents/guardians have the right to know the professional qualifications, including college degrees and certifications, of their child’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals that they may receive services from. To initiate a request for this information, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (518) 377-4666, ext. 50740.
Upon request, parents and legal guardians of students are entitled to receive the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for each of their child’s teachers and for the principal of the school building to which the child is assigned for the current school year. The District’s Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Plan is available on the District website which includes a written explanation of the composite effectiveness scoring ranges for final quality ratings, and explains such scores in the context of teacher evaluation and student performance. (Please see attached document for formal requests)
The District is required by law to make reasonable efforts to verify that any such request is a bona fide request by a parent or guardian entitled to review and receive such data.