HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- As part of his Superintendent's Report at Thursday's monthly Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education meeting, Dr. Matthew Helfant announced that the district will not be pursuing the realignment of the elementary schools from its current building configuration of Kindergarten to 5 to K to 2, and 3 to 5.

He said that at the last Superintendent's Roundtable on June 12, the issue of facilities had come up. Helfant explained that the county would only issue a two-year waiver on classroom bathrooms, after which the district would need to add bathrooms to certain classrooms. That would cost the district $75k per bathroom, per the engineer Helfant said.

"At this point in time, due to those issues with facilities, the issues with the county (temporary waiver), and with the dollars and cents involved with bathrooms," Helfant said.  "We will not be pursuing that further."

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