Important Announcement – Title I School

Des Moines Public School Parents and Guardians who have students that attend a Title I schools have the right to know about the qualifications of their child’s teacher. This includes:

  • state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught,
  • the current licensing status of your child’s teacher,
  • baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree,
  • qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student

Parents/Guardians may request this information from the Office of Teaching and Learning by contacting April Murray at or 515-242-8127.  You may also request this information by sending a letter of request to the Office of Teaching and Learning, Des Moines Public Schools, 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa  50321-1158.

The Des Moines Public Schools ensures that parents will be notified in writing if their child has been assigned or has been taught by a teacher for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not considered highly qualified.

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