On behalf of the Central Regional School District and at the request of the Board of Education, I am writing to clarify some misunderstandings that have resulted from the Asbury Park Press article entitled “Court: Seaside Park kids can keep going to Toms River schools.” (August 11, 2017).
In short, the court’s ruling clarified the existing practice that Seaside Park students ONLY in grades K-6 students have the option of attending either the Toms River Regional School District or the Lavallette Elementary School District. In addition, those students also have the option of applying as a School Choice student to attend the Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School in Seaside Heights.
The Central Regional School District, of which Seaside Park has been and remains a part of, is a limited purpose regional school district for grades 7-12. Accordingly, the Central Regional School District continues to be the assigned public school district for students in grades 7-12 that reside in Seaside Park.
Should parents of those Seaside Park students choose to send their children to the Toms River Regional School District or from Lavallette Elementary School to the Point Pleasant Beach High School, they will be responsible to pay tuition to attend those school districts.
Accordingly, nothing has changed as a result of the recent ruling.
If you have any questions, please feel free contact me at 732-269-1100 ext. 206 or via email at [email protected].
Dr. Triantafillos Parlapanides
Superintendent of Schools