Enrollment Up in Two Grades; Brick BOE to Hire Teachers
Special meeting will take place Wednesday night
The township Board of Education will meet Wednesday night with the intent of hiring new teachers.
The special meeting is set to take place at 7 p.m. at Brick Township High School.
Additional teachers needed to be hired before the start of the 2012-13 school year because enrollment for kindergarten and first grade classes will be higher than expected, said Board President Sharon Kight.
Kight said theories behind the influx of students to the two grade levels include parents transitioning from private, full-day kindergarten programs to public school first grade classes, as well as parents choosing to enroll their children in public school rather than private school due to economic considerations.
The district will add one kindergarten class and two first grade classes this year.
A demographer has been hired to complete a study so the district can map out long-term enrollment trends and plan accordingly, Kight said.