By: Follow South Jersey Staff
CARNEY’S POINT, N.J. – Two public meetings to review the results of the feasibility study for the unification of the Salem County school districts will be held at Salem Community College on Monday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 1.
The Salem County Board of Commissioners hired the Morristown, N.J. firm Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. in November of 2020 to conduct a thorough analysis of the educational and financial benefits and detriments of a unified Salem County school district.
According to the firm’s website, the study’s goal is to see whether ”switching to a single, county-wide public school district would be educationally and fiscally viable and beneficial for the communities of Salem County.”
The state funded study will determine the educational, demographic, and financial implications of reducing the County’s 14 school districts to one, the firm’s website states.
The goals of a unified Salem County school district would be to improve the quality of instruction, assure educational equity and maximize savings of taxpayer dollars, according to planning documents.
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., and the experts who composed the study will present the results at the two sessions each starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Davidow Theatre of Davidow Hall, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point. The sessions also will be live streamed at www.salemcc.edu/public-meetings.
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