Employee Qualifications

The NChild Left Behind Legislation requires that both teacher and paraprofessional are deemed “highly qualified. For teachers, this means an appropriate professional teaching certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. For paraprofessionals, “highly qualified” is defined as possessing an Associate Degree or its equivalent or successful completion of a rigorous assessment.

All Clairton Teachers and Paraprofessionals, at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, are “highly qualified”. Evidence of this can be found in each classroom where the necessary credentials are placed in certificate frames for your review.

Should a situation arise when a classroom has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002) each parent will receive a letter from the Director of Curriculum and Federal Programs.

If you would like to see additional details concerning the “highly qualified” status of our staff, please call Mrs. Debra Maurizio, Director of Federal Programs at 412-233-9200 Ext. 1051.


The Clairton City School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by the PA Human Relations Act, Title IX, and Section 504. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact Debra A. Maurizio, Title IX Coordinator, and Section 504 Coordinator at the Administration Building, 502 Mitchell Avenue, Clairton, PA 15025 or 412-233-7090 Ext. 2300.
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission website is www.phrc.state.pa.us.