License Information

If you are applying for Massachusetts licensure for the first time or you are renewing your license, please visit the MA DOE ELAR website to begin the process.

It is recommended that all prospective candidates apply for Massachusetts licensure and/or register for MTEL's before submitting an application online. Follow the DESE licensure guidelines before applying for a position to avoid applying for positions outside of your licensure. Confirm you are holding an active, valid license before applying. Be prepared to provide proof of licensure and/or proof of application for licensure and confirmation of MTEL registration.

Effective June 2012, new regulations which include a requirement that all incumbent core academic teachers of ELL students earn a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement by 7/1/16. Fall River Public Schools has been designated as a Cohort 1 district under the Department's Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL).

Please remember that your Individual Professional Development Plan does require a final endorsement from your supervisor. For most K-8 teachers, the endorsement will be done by the Principal. For high school teachers, the endorsement will be done by the Department Heads.

If you will be engaging in an Administrative Apprenticeship/Internship you must follow the Guidelines for Administrator Routes to Initial License 603 CMR 7.00, the Verification/Endorsement Form for Administrator Licensure (Appendix B, pages 17-19) must be used for verification.

For new or additional licenses, please be sure to send transcripts and program information for credential review by MA DESE.

Once your new license has been issued to you, please forward a copy to the Human Resources office.

Be sure to keep your licensure current and renew it before the expiration date. It is your responsibility to track your license's expiration date.

Frequently used forms: Verification of School Based Employment/Induction Mentoring

News and Notices

Superintendent Malone's Entry Plan

Learning and Teaching Framework

Click backpack to view community announcements

In an effort to reduce paper and other resources, flyers are no longer sent home in backpacks but are e-mailed home to families and placed into our online backpacks which can be accessed at anytime. In order to receive this information right to your inbox, please be sure your child's school has an up-to-date e-mail address. Please note, community-based flyers must first be approved by the Superintendent of Schools.  If your organization wishes to have their flyer added to our digital backpack, please e-mail a copy to for Superintendent's approval.

School Opening Info.
Start/End Times

Public Records Requests

Please submit all requests to
Tonya Casey, Admin. Assistant
417 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508-675-8420, ext. 53701

Parent/Student Portal Info

Intent To Submit Application For Funding

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)


Massachusetts required Fingerprinting

Multilingual Literacy Resources for Parents

Special Education Parent Advisory Council  &  Fall River Autism Community Group

School Committee Survey

FRPS Home School Application

Fonseca Turnaround Plan

Greater Fall River Resource Guide

Superintendent's Proposed FY2018 Budget


Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)