Chatham's Southern Boulevard Kindergarten at 100 students; Could Cause Shift to Washington, Milton

Kindergartners signed up to attend Southern Boulevard School represent 46 percent of the kindergarten children in Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - The kindergarten population at Southern Boulevard School has risen to 100 registered students, which could lead to some shifting of the population to Washington Avenue School or Milton Avenue School, according to Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa.

LaSusa reported at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night that of the 216 registered Chatham kindergarten students for the 2016-2017 school year, 46 percent of them are slated to attend Southern Boulevard.

Board president Jill Critchley Weber asked if that meant additional students registering at SBS would need to be bused to another school. LaSusa indicated (see video below) that some students who live closer to Washington Avenue could be asked to switch from Southern Boulevard because of the crowded situation.

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LaSusa also noted that there is room at Milton Avenue School, which could accommodate overflow kindergarten registrants.

Dr. Michael LaSusa explains that kindergarten students could be asked to switch to Washington Avenue or Milton because of the large numbers at Southern Boulevard


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