The Bellmawr College District is looking for proposals from certified respondents for a Demography Advisor to conduct a demographic examine of the Borough with regard to future enrollment. Potential impacts of re-districting and/or re-alignment of boundary lines for faculty assignment.
On September 24, 2021, we reached out to high school Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Patrick Doyle, for clarification and he responded inside minutes.
Mr. Doyle wrote: “We’re not transferring full steam forward with any redistricting just but, we’re just having someone do the evaluation so that we can then present to the Board and neighborhood with regard to our options in order that we will resolve if we need to pursue any adjustments. Doyle indicated that one of many district’s foremost targets this 12 months has been to scale back class size, “which is why we have now introduced on additional teachers in particular grades, however one of many limiting elements to proceed reaching that objective is area, particularly within the elementary schools.”
“So we need to conduct the examine with a view to see where enrollment in headed into the long run, and particularly, if both (1) shifting the boundary line of Bell Highway for assigning students to Burke vs. Park makes the category size and house more equitable, or (2) if alternatively transferring to a grade-based mannequin would higher achieve that objective (something like grades PK-2 at Park and grades 3-four at Burke), or (3) even maybe neither option produces something worthwhile.
Once the proposals are opened on October 6, 2021, Mr. Doyle indicated: “You’ll see the discussion. Recommendation to do so on the subsequent month’s agenda (10/16).