Kingsway Regional School District Feasibility Study
The Kingsway Regional School District Board of Education desires to study the various options available with respect to the education of its students on a 7-12 basis. Through Porzio, Bromberg, & Newman, P.C., Kingsway retained the following independent consultants to prepare a preliminary study of the educational, financial, demographic and racial impacts of the lawful alternatives to its current educational configuration: Dr. Richard S. Grip of Statistical Forecasting LLC primarily was responsible for the demographic analysis, enrollment projections, and racial impact; David C. Hespe primarily was responsible for the educational analysis; and Steven Cea, a retired School Business Administrator, primarily was responsible for the financial analysis.
These consultants were requested to prepare a feasibility study analyzing the following educational options available to Kingsway:
- Dissolution of the existing status quo configuration and create an all-purpose PK–12 regional school district with the communities of East Greenwich, Logan, South Harrison, Swedesboro, and Woolwich.
- Dissolution of the existing status quo configuration and create an all-purpose PK–12 regional school district with the communities of East Greenwich, South Harrison, Swedesboro, and Woolwich. Logan continues its PK thru 8 school district and sends its 9 thru 12 grade students to the newly formed all-purpose regional through a sending-receiving relationship.
The purpose of this study is to identify the educational, demographic, and financial implications of the alternative proposed education scenarios set forth above. The consultants interviewed school-based personnel, including but not limited to, district-level administrators, school business administrators, and building principals. Representatives of the New Jersey Department of Education ("NJDOE") were consulted and interviewed. At the municipal government level, officials of the local planning/zoning boards, construction departments, and the tax administrator were interviewed and used as resources.