Schools continue to be required to notify the parents of their right to request the qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) and any paraprofessional(s) that provide services to their child. Notice may be sent home as a letter, posted on the school bulletin board, or posted on the school’s website. See attached letter “Parent’s Right to Request Teacher Qualifications for SY2017-2018.” It is recommended that the notice is provided within the first two weeks of the school year for students.
Most Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools began formally transitioning this week to a SchoolMessenger text-messaging system that will allow schools to mass message parents via text message, email and phone calls with important school updates.
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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children’s education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. As a parent, you have the right to review your child’s education records and to request changes under limited circumstances.
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