EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following two contentious meetings of the East Brunswick Board of Education during which residents descried the proposed cutbacks in the cycle courses at Hammarskjold Middle School, Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski sent a notice to parents today regarding next year's schedule. The reduction in time particularly impacted Theater Arts courses. The proposal allowed for an increase in time for Math instruction so as to accommodate a new program being considered by the BOE.
Here is Dr. Valeski's letter:
"Good Morning East Brunswick Community,
This is Victor Valeski, Superintendent of Schools, with an important update.
The current Hammarskjold Middle School student schedule and cycle course structure will remain intact for the 2019-2020 school year.
With consensus granted by the Board of Education, we will continue to explore appropriate and necessary data driven revisions to the HMS schedule and math program, targeted for recommendation to the Board, for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Arts will continue to be an integral component of students’ HMS experience."
Students moving into Hammarskjold Middle School from the district's elementary schools have already begun the scheduling process for next year.