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Verification Process for Special Settings (VPSS)

VPSS is no longer offered by TCOE.

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has been replaced with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Because of ESSA, Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) has been eliminated from the new law.

Under the ESSA, states are not required to implement Section 1119 (HQT) of the NCLB. Teachers may be assigned solely based on state certification and licensure criteria. Therefore, teachers are legally assigned so long as the assignment has been based upon the issuance of a California license or certificate, including the use of California Education Code options and permits that allow teachers to teach outside of their certification area.

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Tulare County Office of Education
New Teacher & Leadership Development
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

Donna Glassman-Sommer, Executive Director
(559) 624-1035 • fax: (559) 730-2778



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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