Assistant Superintendent Michael LaSusa said the will "continue to wait" to see what effect the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver will have locally.
New Jersey was among 10 states given a pass from the NCLB standards, according to an announcement from President Barack Obama's administration Thursday, according to an article in The Huffington Post.
"Right now we have to wait pleasantly for what would happen to each school in our district and across the state," LaSusa said.
While the effect of the waiver on Chatham schools is yet unknown, LaSusa said, "clearly I think this is a validation of the governor's reform efforts."
Two Chatham schools did not meet their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for students. Those two schools were and .
Schools that miss their AYP benchmarks for two consecutive years are considered "target schools." Currently neither LAS nor CMS is a target school.
Two Chatham schools, and , have been recognized as exceptional under NCLB.
According to LaSusa, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has stated that at least 80 percent of U.S. schools will fail to meet NCLB requirements.