• The Mission of the Kingsway Regional School District believes that this school district is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive educational program that will foster the academic, social, and personal growth of all students. The Kingsway Regional School District provides a secure, supportive environment. It also provides high quality resources to challenge and empower each individual to pursue his/her potential, to develop a passion for learning in a diverse and challenging world, to encourage active citizenship, and to reach a high standard of achievement at all grade levels as defined by the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

     

    I. Challenge Statement: A number of issues concerning the equity of fundraising practices, cash management, safety and wellbeing of students, and the role booster organizations play in fundraising have been brought to the attention of the Board of Education.

     

    Goal (1): To review, analyze, and improve our fundraising and athletic booster policies to ensure that fundraising practices are equitable among students and that procedures are clarified, ensuring the proper management of funds. Goal (1) is aligned with the Kingsway’s Strategic Plan: Vision 2016. Strategic Plan I.A (3)

     

            Action Items: 

      • Review current policies related to fundraising and athletic boosters.
      • Review administrative regulations governing cash management.
      • Review best practices.
      • Consider requiring a certain percentage of proceeds to be retained by student group.
      • Consider using the Foundation as an extension of fundraising.
      • Solicit input from administrators, coaches, advisors, booster leaders, and students

     

    II. Challenge Statements: (a.) Pursuant to NJSIAA’s ruling, the high school athletic track has been deemed unsuitable for competition. Therefore, Kingsway athletes did not compete on the track during the 2015 spring season, and will not be permitted to compete in 2016. (b.) Despite improvements to the physical campus, Kingsway has not had the opportunity to expand its transportation depot, nor can it resolve the traffic congestion on and off its campus.

     

    Goal (2): Renovate the high school athletic track in a cost-effective manner. Goal (2) is aligned with the Kingsway’s Strategic Plan: Vision 2016. Strategic Plan III.B (1, 2, 3)

     

    Action Items:

      • Establish an ad hoc committee with the purpose of analyzing and improving the high school athletic track and transportation center.
      • Solicit input from administrators, coaches, advisors, booster leaders, and students.
      • Consult with District professionals.
      • Investigate financial resources to support improvements, such as referendum.

     

    Gaol (3): Build and/or renovate transportation facilities in a cost-effective manner. Goal (3) is aligned with the Kingsway’s Strategic Plan: Vision 2016. Strategic Plan III.B (1, 3)

     

    Action Items:

      • Establish an ad hoc committee with the purpose of analyzing and improving the high school athletic track and transportation center.
      • Negotiate opportunities to expand resources with township officials.
      • Consult with District professionals.
      • Investigate the feasibility of acquiring the garage on Wolfert Station Road, East Greenwich.
      • Investigate financial resources to support improvements, such as referendum.

     

    III. Challenge Statement: Kingsway’s student enrollment growth over the last decade has been rapid. Funding, with the exception of supplemental enrollment growth aid in 2012, has failed to keep pace. The impact on Kingsway’s resources has been detrimental, shifting the burden, unfairly, to the residents’ tax bill. At present, Kingsway is funded at 47% of its entitlement, while surrounding districts with declining enrollment, are funded at much higher rates. By way of example, Washington Twp. School District, Gloucester County, is funded at 141%. This gross disparity in the allocation of state resources is troubling. How can the State hold every school district to the same standards while it arbitrarily decides who gets the lion’s share of the coffers? How can Clearview Regional School District, which is the next town over from Kingsway Regional, with a similar grade configuration, demographics, student enrollment, and socio-economic status, receive 94.4% of uncapped SFRA funding while Kingsway receives half of that? Why would a child born in Kingsway’s 08085 area code be provided lesser resources than the child born with a 08062 zip code?

     

    Goal (4): Relentlessly pursue all avenues to secure Kingsway’s fair share of school funding, ensuring that the State of New Jersey funds the school funding formula (SFRA), making up for the $10 million funding gap. Goal (4) is aligned with the Kingsway’s Strategic Plan: Vision 2016. Strategic Plan I.A (2)

     

    Action Items:

      • Meet with local officials to discuss strategies to ensure fair funding.
      • Meet with state officials to lobby for fair funding.
      • Engage public relations strategies to make our school community aware of unfair funding practices.
      • Initiate grass-roots efforts to assist with securing funding.
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