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Discuss Issues Affecting Your Child at the Superintendent's Forum

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Think the school day starts too early for high school students? Are today's children being overtested? Concerned about how PARCC Testing results affect your child?

The Spotswood School District's upcoming Superintendent's Forum is inviting parents to get involved in a conversation about the major issues affecting public school children today.

Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco will be on hosting a Superintendent's Forum on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Media Center.

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The topics that will be discussed are two that have been the object of quite a bit of debate throughout the past year. New Jersey's new PARCC Testing has been the source of much outrage by parents since its inception. Student results have recently been mailed out to parents in the Spotswood School District and across the state. The results of the PARCC Test will be one of the topics on the agenda of the upcoming forum.

Another matter for discussion is school hours. Recent research and studies have shown that starting the school day too early has negative effects on developing teens. On the flip side, others have pointed out that a later start means a later conclusion to school, which impacts after school sporting events and other extra-curricular activities.

In order to attend, interested residents must complete an online survey. The survey is an online RSVP, which allows the district to keep track of the number of people attending.

 

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