Hampton Township School District

Marian Emmons McKeown Elementary School


                                                      One School Road                                       (973)383-5300

                                        Newton, New Jersey 07860-6733                 Fax (973)383-3835


  Kerry K. Murphy                                Dominic Festante                                 Everett C. Burns

   Board Secretary/                                               Principal                                                 Chief School

Business Administrator                                                                                           Administrator










Dear Parent/Guardian:


On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  A provision of this new Title I law requires all districts to notify parents of all children in Title I schools that they have the right to request and receive timely information on the professional qualifications of their children’s classroom teachers.


You are entitled to know:


1)      Whether the teacher has met State Qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.


2)      Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status.


3)      The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and other graduate certification                  of degree of the teacher and the field of the certification or degree.


4)      Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.


Because our school district receives Title I funds, we are notifying you of your “Right-to-Know” this information.  Please call me at school if you have questions regarding this notification.






                                                                                                Dominic Festante





Cc:  Everett C. Burns, Chief School Administrator


                                                                                               My Documents/No Child Left Behind/Parents Letter