Brick to Conduct School Enrollment Study
Full-day kindergarten program will also be studied
The township's school district will conduct an enrollment study required by the state, and look into the feasibility of providing full-day kindergarten classes.
The district will pay $20,000 for Ross Haber Associates, based in Milltown, Middlesex County, to conduct the study.
Superintendent Dr. Walter Uszenski said the state requires the study be conducted every five years. An added bonus of conducting the study now, school officials said, means the data can also be used to determine the feasibility and cost of providing full-day kindergarten classes in Brick.
Now, the district offers a half-day kindergarten program at the Primary Learning Center on Chambers Bridge Road. Classes are split between morning sessions and afternoon sessions.
"We're going to use the enrollment numbers for our strategic planning," said Uszenski, explaining that academic studies have shown children who attend full-day kindergarten are better prepared to enter regular elementary school classes and have a leg-up on those who attend only half-day.