Jackson School Board Candidates Discuss Lakehurst Students Attending Liberty High School
There is a possibility that high school students from nearby Lakehurst could be attending Jackson Liberty High School, ending the small township’s deal with the Manchester School District. For Lakehurst residents, they would see a cost decrease to send their kids to Jackson.
So, what do our school board candidates thing of the prospect of Manchester school district students from Lakehurst switching to Jackson Liberty?
Adam Silvan: I personally do not have enough information on the topic of the Manchester students attending Jackson Schools to make an informed opinion. I will say that many of our schools are already full to capacity, requiring our students to attend classing in portables and trailers. Adding additional students could push the classroom size beyond what is fair to both the students and the teachers. I would need to see a full study on this prior to forming an opinion, or eventually voting on this matter.
Tracey Murnane: I haven’t seen the feasibility study results as yet to make an informed opinion on the short and long term impact on the Jackson School District. Obviously Lakehurst is interested in exposing their students to the excellent education that Jackson has to offer and is a compliment to what has been achieved here.
Theresa Schiazza: A responsible Board Member will obtain, review and analyze the proposal. At this point, we have not received any details or data pertaining to this issue. My first priority will always be the students of our Jackson School District; ensuring we are able to provide the best education and environment to flourish.
Our township has recently approved several housing plans which will, no doubt, impact our district structure. Although it may be a few years down the road, it is our obligation to plan for the students of Jackson today and long-term