The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on
December 10, 2015. The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest
reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Under the ESSA, all schools receiving Title I funds must inform parents of their right to ask
schools about the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers and paraprofessionals.
Our school receives Title I funding and we are happy to share this information with you upon
New Jersey has some of the most qualified teachers in the country, and we are extremely proud
of the quality of the teaching staff in the Freehold Township School District. All our regular
teachers have college degrees and many have advanced degrees. In addition, every teacher
continues learning through professional development activities and our teachers are evaluated
each year to make sure their teaching skills remain at the highest possible level.
I encourage you to support your child’s education and communicate with your child’s teacher(s)
on a regular basis. For more information on ESSA, and the role of parents, please visit the
United States Department of Education’s (USDE) website at http://www.ed.gov/essa.
By partnering, families and educators can provide your child with the best education possible.
Superintendent of Schools