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Parents' Right to Know

August 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians: 

In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Section 1111 (h)(6) PARENTS’ RIGHT TO KNOW, this is a notification from Lake Ridge Schools to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers.  Information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers shall include the following: 

  • If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject  areas  taught; 
  • If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which Indiana qualifications and licensing criteria are waived;
  • The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification, and field of discipline;         
  • Whether the student is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications. 

If at any time your student has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher that is not highly qualified, you will be notified by the school of this information. 

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school principal.



Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley

6111 West Ridge Road | Gary, IN 46408 | Ph: 219-838-1819 | Fx: 219-989-7802