BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Parents with children entering preschool next year at Crim Primary School were surprised to learn recently that their program is being moved to Adamsville Primary in September.
Superintendent Russell Lazovick said that, every year, programs shift based on changing enrollments.
"The special services department works through our needs and the space that is required from one year to the next," he said. "We try to keep students and programs in a consistent place, but each year is a new challenge."
Lazovick said the child study teams work individually with students and parents, and then must put the programs together where they can meet the needs of all the students.
"We are impacted not only by numbers of students with special needs, but by the general classroom numbers," he said. "As they change, we may need more rooms for general education classrooms, and this impacts the overall building use."