ROSELLE, NJ – Roselle Public Schools are now deemed “High Performing,” says Dr. James C. Baker, Interim Superintendent for the Roselle Public Schools.
Dr. Baker and his team have been working to continue a positive momentum with the latest accomplishment of passing the State District Evaluation, as part of the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC), for the first time ever.
The re-evaluation was from the state Department of Education after the district failed the Curriculum category in March 2017. The district launched an improvement plan to address noncompliant areas in Instruction and Program, which the state approved in September 2017.
“Roselle has never passed the NJQSAC; it couldn’t meet the requirements assessed for Curriculum,” Dr. Baker said. “For the record, in all my time in past positions as a Superintendent, I have never failed the QSAC, so I wasn’t going to let it happen now.
“Our students and staff work too hard; they deserve this,” Dr. Baker added. “It was truly a team effort.”
The Roselle Public Schools have satisfied at least 80 percent of the weighted indicators in each of the five areas of the NJQSAC review process: Instruction and Program, Fiscal Management, Governance, Operations, and Personnel.
NJQSAC is the state Department of Education's monitoring and district self-evaluation system for public school districts. The system shifts the monitoring and evaluation focus from compliance to assistance, capacity-building, and improvement.
It is a single comprehensive accountability system that consolidates and incorporates the monitoring requirements of applicable state laws and programs and complements federally-required improvements.
“Working closely with the District staff, the Administration has been focused on achieving this important milestone as part of the steady improvement of the school district,” said Dr. Lissette Gonzalez-Perez, Assistant Superintendent of the Roselle School District. “Because of our collective dedication, we were able to do what has not been done prior. The Roselle School District has been determined to be ‘High Performing,’ meaning the district provides a ‘thorough and efficient system of education.’
“We could not be prouder to share this news,” she added.
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