Overcrowding crisis: Should N.J overrule voters, approve $33M school expansion?

FREEHOLD — The sign that hangs above the door says “library.” But students at Park Avenue Elementary School don’t come here to check out books. The room has been overtaken, repurposed into seven miniature and makeshift classrooms partitioned only by thin, 6-foot temporary dividers. Students learning English as their second language sit between those dividers, meeting…

Posted: July 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Freehold, Immigration, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Overcrowding crisis: Should N.J overrule voters, approve $33M school expansion?”

  1. Steve Adams said at 2:47 pm on July 6th, 2015:

    The school says they are 500 students over capacity in the school district with 3 schools.
    33 Million dollars is $66,000 dollars per student.
    Maybe the voters see $66,000 per student as excessive spending, or just unfair if most of the excess is due to a failure to enforce our borders as the article suggests.
    It would be cheaper to provide tuition to other public or private schools.