Staff Qualifications

  • Right to Request Staff Qualifications


    As a parent or guardian of a student in the Northampton Area School District, you have the right to request the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child.  Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

    1. Whether the Pennsylvania Department of education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches;
    2. Whether the Pennsylvania department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances;
    3. The teacher’s college major, as well as any advanced degrees that he or she may have attained;
    4. Whether any paraprofessionals provide services to your child, and, if they do, their qualifications.


    If you would like to receive any of this information, please send a request in writing to your child’s principal.  In addition to specifying the information that you would like to receive, please be certain to include your name, address, and a telephone number at which you can be contacted during the day.