ESSA- Every Student Succeeds Act

Our school district was recently notified by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) that National Park School has been identified as a school in need of comprehensive support and improvement.

        

Expectations for a high-quality education are outlined in the federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and in New Jersey’s corresponding state plan, which was developed in collaboration with parents, educators and broader community members throughout New Jersey. This state plan describes how the NJDOE must identify schools most in need of improvement and then work with the district to support schools so that each and every child can learn and thrive in the school community.

New Jersey holds all of its schools to a high standard of performance so that your child, and every child, receives the best education available. Our educators and administrators remain committed to working with all of you in our community to help all of our students achieve success both inside and outside of the classroom.

In the coming months, we will work as a community to look in-depth at the academic results of our students and, together with the input we gather from our educators and families, we will build a plan with specific student goals, action steps and timelines for improvement. This gives us a critical opportunity to utilize the resources we have at school, at home and within our community to address the needs of our students along with the needs of our educators and families who support them.

The NJDOE remains committed to supporting our school community as we improve outcomes for our students. Specifically, the NJDOE will support us as we work with parents, families, teachers, and community groups to identify our needs. This partnership will help determine important strategies for improvement, and together we can create plans to improve.

To learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act, visit the NJDOE’s website at www.state.nj.us/education/ESSA. In addition, the NJDOE homepage www.state.nj.us/education provides links to other useful education information in the state of New Jersey.

Title I Program Description

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to school districts with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. National Park School District uses the Title I funds to target students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic standards. Title I is designed to help students served by the program to achieve proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards. In consultation with parents and staff, the district has designed an instructional program to meet the needs of those students. The instructional strategies utilized in Title I are a result of scientifically based research and implement parental involvement activities.

Title I Teachers

Christine DiGiacomo
cdigiacomo@npelem.com
856-845-6876 x. 123

Marcey Tabar
mtabar@npelem.com
856-845-6876 x. 139

Allison Thompson
athompson@npelem.com
856-845-6876 x. 116

Title I Forms

Policy 2415.04- Title I District-Wide Parental Involvement

Regulation 2415- Title I Services

Title I Parents as Partners Presentation