HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHING STAFF
In 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act(ESEA). This federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. As a parent of a student in the
, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Specifically, you have the right to ask the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers: Union Township School District
• Whether the NJ State Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for
the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
• Whether the NJ State Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach
in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of
• The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so,
the subject of the degrees.
• Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child
and, if they do, their qualifications.
is committed to providing quality instruction for all students and does so by employing the most qualified individuals to teach and support each student in the classroom. If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 238-6003. Union Township