Parent Right To Know

Parent Right-To-Know
Educators in the Dawson County School System take pride in the educational opportunities they provide your children.  The staff is committed to seeking continually to improve instruction and all components of the school’s educational process.

It is hoped that as a parent you will become involved in our improvement efforts as we continue to set high expectations and to monitor student achievement.  You are encouraged to get to know your child’s teacher and the class routines and expectations.

Guidance C-6, as Required by The Elementary and Secondary Education Assistance Act of 1965 (ESEA) [Section 1111(6) (A)], is the parent’s right to know the qualifications of his/her child’s teachers.  We are proud of the professional credentials of Dawson County’s teaching staff and are prepared to furnish to you upon request the professional qualifications of any of your child’s teachers.  The information you may obtain includes the following:

Whether the student's teacher...

  • has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

  • is teaching under an emergency or other provisional status through which the State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and

  • is teaching in the field of discipline of certification of the teacher.

Further, you may know the qualifications of any paraprofessional who provides services to your child.

To request any of the above information, please contact Hershel Bennett, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, at hbennett@dawson.k12.ga.us or at (706) 265-3246, extension 1021.    You may also contact your child’s principal by phone or email.  Please download the Parent Right-To-Know Letter for specific contact information.


Parent Right-To-Know Letter 2021-2022
Parent Right-To-Know Letter 21-22 (Spanish)

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