The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed as a part of United States President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty" and has been the most far-reaching federal legislation affecting education ever passed by the United States Congress. The act is an extensive statute that funds primary and secondary education. It also emphasizes equal access to education and establishes high standards and accountability. In addition, the bill aims to shorten the achievement gaps between students by providing each child with fair and equal opportunities to achieve an exceptional education. As mandated in the act, the funds are authorized for professional development, instructional materials, for resources to support educational programs, and for parental involvement promotion.
The Hackettstown Public Schools has utilized this funding to provide our students in need of Academic Support the opportunity to participate in and take advantage of extended day programs and specific, supplemental resources and materials. At Willow Grove, we have developed a comprehensive Academic Support intended to provide supplementary support and assistance to students who show need as per our Willow Grove Academic Support Program Criterion. We also value and invite our parents to be active participants in helping identify and meet the needs of our students. Should you have any questions concerning Hackettstown Public Schools' Academic Support Program or the opportunities provided here at Willow Grove, please contact Mr. Patrick McQueeney, Principal of Willow Grove School at 908-852-2805, ext. 221 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your concerns.