Office of the Superintendent 

November 30, 2013

Dear Parents,

In early October, I wrote to you regarding challenges that the district will be facing in the future regarding our decreasing enrollment and the resulting imbalance among our four elementary schools. In an effort to address this proactively, we will be establishing an ad hoc committee in February that will develop recommendations to the Board of Education in the fall of 2014.

Prior to establishing this committee, informational meetings will be held at each elementary school during December and January. These meetings will be held in the evening and during the day and will be open to all who are interested. At these informational meetings, we will review 5-year enrollment projections, building capacities and related topics.

Meeting Dates:

December:
December 10, 2013 - 9 am at Toll Gate Grammar
December 10, 2013 - 7 pm at Stony Brook Elementary
December 17, 2013 - 7pm at Bear Tavern Elementary
December 18, 2013 - 9 am at Hopewell Elementary

January:
January 8, 2014 - 9 am at Stony Brook Elementary
January 22, 2014 - 9 am at Bear Tavern Elementary
January 22, 2014 - 7 pm at Hopewell Elementary
January 29, 2014 - 7 pm at Toll Gate Grammar

As I have stated before, parental involvement is the bedrock of our fine district, and I hope you consider participating in the discussion as we position Hopewell Valley for the future.

Links:
HVRSD Demographic Study Update
Enrollment Meeting Presentation 

   
Thomas Smith 
 

Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
superintendent
609.737.4000 x2101
tomsmith@hvrsd.org

Thomas A. Smith has served as superintendent of schools since June 2009. A former special education teacher, he came to Hopewell Valley from the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District where he had served for three years as its assistant superintendent for pupil services and planning. More»

 
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