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Interim Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Charles Blachford
856-983-1800, Ext. 5010
Blachfordc@evesham.k12.nj.us


Secretary to the
Interim Superintendent
Cindy Esposito
856-983-1800, Ext. 5010
Espositoc@evesham.k12.nj.us

Welcome!

Welcome to the website of the Evesham Township School District. Our district includes preschool through eighth grade. We are one of the largest elementary school districts in southern New Jersey, located approximately twenty miles east of Philadelphia. We have six elementary schools and two middle schools with a total enrollment of approximately 4,400 students. We invite you to browse through this website where you will find a great deal of wonderful information about our schools and district.

General Information

Our schools offer state of the art instructional programs and facilities. We provide a wide range of outstanding curricular and co-curricular opportunities designed to meet the needs of all students. We work closely with the community to enhance the educational experiences provided for the students. Each school has an active PTA or PTO, enthusiastic teaching staff and very dedicated support staff. We are very proud of our students and the wonderful staff who guide the children toward excellence in education.

About the Interim Superintendent

Dr. Charles Blachford was selected by the Board of Education as the Evesham Township School District Interim Superintendent of Schools on November 21, 2019.  He began his appointment on February 3, 2020.

Prior to joining the Evesham Township community, Dr. Blachford served as Superintendent in Hammonton for 8 years. He dramatically improved faculty effectiveness through teacher-led instructional teams. A few programs he implemented include Academic Academies, 9th Grade Physics, Virtual School, Materials Shop, and Language Arts / Mathematics programs. He obtained over $5,000,000 in funding for the Hammonton Schools.

At a time of tremendous change in public education, including dramatic shifts in funding, assessment, and accountability, Dr. Blachford focuses on the achievement of all students. He is a transformational educational leader committed to the success of every student. With over 19 years of experience as a superintendent, he has a long history of developing school communities where children grow because they are supported and challenged. His leadership style is to build consensus and empower faculty, parents, and students in shared decision making. Dr. Blachford is firmly committed to ensuring equity, excellence, and success for all students through high-quality education.

After Dr. Blachford graduated from Kean University, he pursued graduate studies at Rutgers University from which he received a Master’s and Doctorate degrees in educational administration.

Dr. Blachford was named the Atlantic County Superintendent of the Year in 2015-2016. He received the Rutgers University Meritorious Service Award for contributions to the university in the areas of recruitment and communications and the Distinguished Service Award for contributions to education. He has also received numerous awards from the NJ Department of Education, NJ School Boards Association, and the NJ Association of School Administrators.

Dr. Blachford has dedicated his life to helping every student from every walk of life to achieve at the best of their abilities.

2019-2020 Budget Update

The 2020-2021 preliminary school budget was presented at the January 23, 2020 Evesham Township Board of Education Meeting. It is estimated that the Evesham Township School District will receive a reduction in State aid of $1,423,539. We will maintain our current instructional programs, class sizes, focus on student achievement, and enhancements on staff professional development. To accomplish this, we will implement capital reserve projects as well as limit spending on supplies, non-instructional equipment, and capital projects.

The estimated state aid reduction through 2024-2025 is $7,929,362. If this remains accurate, it will be difficult to maintain our high quality of instruction. Please continue to follow our budget and support our efforts to obtain more state funding.

Additional information regarding the budget is posted on this website.

District Goals 2019-2022

To review the District Goals 2019-2022, please click on the following link: District Goals 2019-2022.

Evesham Education Foundation

The Evesham Education Foundation is an independent, non-political, non-profit organization established in 1995 to support excellence in education. The 15 member board is made up of business leaders, concerned parents and educators. All contribute their time and experience overseeing fundraising events and making sure that 100% of the money raised is used exclusively to fund programs that have proven value. Over the years the Evesham Education Foundation has supported several school district initiatives including CAPPS (Coordinated Arts Program for Primary Students), Genesis Counseling Program, and Metamorphosis Program. In addition, the foundation has expanded their support to include funding for middle school athletic uniforms and two academic summer programs. The summer programs are a literacy support program for incoming second and third graders and a Tier III enrichment extension program for gifted and talented students. Tax deductible donations to the Evesham Education Foundation can be made by visiting their website: www.EveshamEducationFoundation.org or checks can be sent to Evesham Education Foundation, 25 South Maple Avenue, Marlton, NJ 08053. For further information, contact Scott Zielinski at srzielinski@gmail.com.

Invitation To Be a Partner

The successes of the Evesham Township School District would not be possible without the partnership of our fantastic parents and community members. We invite you to attend our many school functions, become a part of our PTA/PTO organization, volunteer in the schools, review our district newsletters and view our website. We look forward to working closely with you and having you as an integral part of our school system.

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