2013 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 10A - School Personnel Act
Section 22-10A-16 - Parental notification. (2003)
22-10A-16. Parental notification. (2003)
A. Within sixty calendar days from the beginning of each school year, every school district shall issue a notice to parents that they may obtain information regarding the professional qualifications of their children's teachers, instructional support providers and school principals. At a minimum, the information shall include:
(1) whether the teacher has met state qualifications for licensure for the grade level and subjects being taught by the teacher;
(2) whether the teacher is teaching under a teaching or assignment waiver;
(3) the teacher's degree major and any other license or graduate degree held by the teacher; and
(4) the qualifications of any instructional support providers if the student is served by educational assistants or other instructional support providers.
B. A local superintendent shall give written notice to the parents of those students who are being taught for longer than four consecutive weeks by a substitute teacher or by a person who is not qualified to teach the grade or subject.
C. The local superintendent shall:
(1) ensure that the notice required by this section is provided by the end of the four-week period following the assignment of that person to the classroom;
(2) ensure that the notice required by this section is provided in a bilingual form to a parent whose primary language is not English;
(3) retain a copy of the notice required pursuant to this section; and
(4) ensure that information relating to teacher licensure is available to the public upon request.
History: 1978 Comp., § 22-10A-16, enacted by Laws 2003, ch. 153, § 47.
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