Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) New York State’s ESSA plan, approved by the US Department of Education, is designed to meet the needs of students, schools and communities. The policies and guidelines help prepare students for success in college and careers. ESSA-Funded programs foster equity for all students and ensure schools across the state are accountable for student success.
More information about ESSA can be found here.
Every Student Succeeds Act Notification
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, parents/guardians have the right to know the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers, including:
- Whether a teacher has state certification for the grade levels and subjects they are teaching; -The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and any other certifications or degrees;
- Whether their child receives services from paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Parents/guardians may request their child’s classroom teacher’s professional qualifications by contacting Lisa Pacht, Assistant Superintendent of Schools & Operations.