Spike In Kindergarten Registrations At Bayville Elementary School Leads To Larger Classes

Superintendent James D. Roselli plans to meet with parents next Wednesday to discuss options


A late summer rush of registrations at the Bayville Elementary School has resulted in larger kindergarten classes than Superintendent James D. Roselli wants to see.

So Roselli plans to meet with parents with kindergartners at the Bayville School at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The school had an additional 27 registrations over the summer, 18 of them in mid-to-late August, Roselli said.

"It was a huge influx," he said Friday.

Roselli discussed the issue at the Sept. 20 Board of Education meeting, after the board returned from an executive session.

"I apologize for going into closed session," he told the sparse audience at the Berkeley Township Elementary School. "We had to discuss the enrollment at the Bayville School. We are in the process of formulating options for you. We will address your concerns and provide options and alternatives."

Roselli declined to discuss the options on Friday and said he would prefer to wait until the meeting with parents on Wednesday.

"The bottom line is, the smaller the class, the more individual attention they receive," he said. "We have actually gone up a class since school started."

Resident Lori Santucci, whose son attends kindergarten at the Bayville School, said she was concerned about the class sizes.

"I wouldn't want to be in a class with 25 children," she said. "I'm more concerned about the safety for all of the children."


stephanie September 22, 2012 at 01:51 PM
I also think making the schools k*6 again will not only take care of this problem, but the fifth and sixth grade students will actually be treated lile fifth and sixth graders, and be in a more kid/family friendly enviornment.
J-MOE September 22, 2012 at 02:52 PM
J-MOE September 22, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Make the biggest impact this November and vote for the team of Mooney, Fisher, Kaminski and Zawada for Berkeley School Board.
Mom knows best September 22, 2012 at 04:02 PM
When I registered my daughter I needed 5 proofs of residencies. How many people are really able to show that many if they don't live in bayville. That is NOT the problem.
SM September 24, 2012 at 01:19 PM
If they are coming from TR for full day program they I'm sure they are paying tuition.They can't come for free.


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