On December 10, 2015 a new Federal education law was signed by the President. This law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires schools who receive federal Title I funding to ensure that all teachers teaching in a program supported with Title I funding must hold appropriate state certification and licensure requirements, including any requirements for certification obtained through alternative routes to certification.
The law also requires us to notify parents if their child is being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher in a Title I school or program who does not yet meet the definition of “appropriate state certification.”
This letter is to inform you that your child’s teacher is in the process of meeting these requirements, and we are providing him/her the support necessary for success. Your child’s teacher is dedicated to the success of every child in their class.
Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education, and we encourage you to communicate with their teacher on a regular basis so that together we can provide your child with the best education possible.
The following teachers fall within this category:
Ms. Curry-Backlund Early Kindergarten
Ms. Spencer —3rd grade teacher
Mrs. Hart – Special Education, North Elementary
Ms. Pacheco – Art, Drama, Health North El. and MS
Mr. Johnson – Physical Education, North El. and 5th grade
Ms. Nattiel – Special Education, Middle School
Mrs. Haferkorn – Computer 7 and 8, Science 8
Andrew Mendini, Principal