Regulation 4037: Notice of the Right of Parents and Legal Guardians to Receive Annual Professional Performance Review Final Quality Ratings & Composite Effectiveness Scores Pursuant To Education Law §3012-C

Education Law Section 3012-c prohibits the disclosure of annual professional performance reviews of individual teachers and principals under the Freedom of Information Law (Article 6 of the Public Officers Law).

While this information is not subject to disclosure to the general public, parents and legal guardians of students in the District have rights, upon request, to review and receive the final quality rating (i.e. Highly Effective, Effective, Developing or Ineffective) and composite APPR effectiveness score (0 through 100) of individual teachers and principals to which their children have been assigned for the current school year. It is the law's intention that this information remain private and only be disclosed to those parents/guardians legally entitled to it.

Parents and legal guardians may review and receive this information by telephone or in person.

Upon request a parent or legal guardian shall be entitled to receive an oral explanation of the composite effectiveness scoring ranges for final quality ratings; and be offered opportunities to understand such scores in the context of teacher evaluation and student performance.

The District has a legal obligation to make reasonable efforts to verify that any such request is a bona fide request by a parent or guardian entitled to review and receive such data pursuant to this paragraph. Consequently, we have created a form to be utilized when a parent or legal guardian requests information regarding their child's current teacher(s) and building principal.

This Form is available on the District's website at:

In addition, this form is available from the following person:

Liisa Elsner, District Clerk
Chappaqua Central School District
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, New York

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact:

Liisa Elsner, District Clerk
Chappaqua Central School District
P. O. Box 21
Chappaqua, New York 10514

914-238-7200, x-1002