Schools

Margate School Superintendent Talks Enrollment Decline

From John DiNicola Superintendent of Schools: In late August the Margate Board of Education asked me to come up with a plan that would help the board and other stakeholders address the effect of declining enrollment on district facilities, staffing and programming. After conferring with professionals from the New Jersey School Boards Association and the …

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Margate Considers School Consolidation & Non-Resident Students

Leaders of the Margate school system are well aware of declining enrollment. The tough question: should Margate consolidate it’s schools and charge tuition for potential non-resident students? Downward trends in kindergarten and first-grade enrollment are painting a bleak picture in regards to future student numbers in Margate. Margate currently has 352 students in our school …

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Margate School Enrollment Slips Faster. Merge Students with Ventnor?

Margate has been more aggressive at addressing declining enrollment and possible school consolidation. According to ShoreNewsToday, projected enrollment was 352 students as of July 1, down from 400 actual students on June 1. Tighe Middle School graduated 59 eighth graders in June. The district enrolled 26 kindergarteners at Ross Elementary School. Shore News Today: Some …

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St. James Convent & School in Ventnor Being Demolished

St. James School in Ventnor opened back in 1931. It was closed in 2008, allowing for a merger with Blessed Sacrament School in Margate. Today, the St. James Convent and Catholic School at the corner of Portland & Atlantic Ave. in Ventnor, is slowly being demolished. Only the Church will remain. Six new homes will eventually …

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Longport Voters Consider Tax Increase to Avoid School Deficit

LONGPORT residents may have to dig deeper into their pockets. They’ll be asked to OK a permanent school tax levy increase via a special election referendum. If approved, $400,000 would be raised to cover the Longport Board of Education’s budget shortfall. If not approved by voters, the Longport budget would in deficit. Learn more at the …

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