Right to Request Teacher Qualifications


As per Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), this letter is intended to inform you that all Souderton Area School District teachers are considered “highly qualified” under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This “highly qualified” status was attained by taking appropriate courses and by passing the state test for that subject area,

You have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s). If you request this information, the district will provide you with the following as soon as possible:

  1. if the teacher has met state licensing requirements for the grade level and subjects in which the teacher is providing instruction.

  2. if the teacher is teaching under an emergency status for which state licensing requirements have been waived.

  3. the type of college degree major of the teacher and the field of discipline for any graduate degree or certificate.

If you would like to request this information, please contact your child's school principal.


Frank Gallagher

Frank T. Gallagher