New Mexico Statutes Chapter 22. Public Schools § 22-10A-16. Parental notification

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.

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