Lavallette School District
|Lavallette School District|
105 Brooklyn AvenueOcean County, New Jersey, 08735
|Coordinates||39°58′06″N 74°04′12″W / 39.968307°N 74.07002°WCoordinates: 39°58′06″N 74°04′12″W / 39.968307°N 74.07002°W|
|Superintendent||Dr. Lisa Gleason|
|Business administrator||Patricia Christopher|
|Students and staff|
|Enrollment||156 (as of 2020–21)|
|District Factor Group||DE|
The Lavallette School District is a community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade from Lavallette, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.
As of the 2020–21 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 156 students and 16.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.6:1. In the 2016–17 school year, Lavallette was tied as the 23rd-smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 146 students.
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Point Pleasant Beach High School in Point Pleasant Beach, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Point Pleasant Beach School District, together with students from Bay Head and Mantoloking. As of the 2020–21 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 382 students and 36.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.4:1.
In 2017, the Appellate Division affirmed a decision by the New Jersey Department of Education allowing students from Seaside Park the option of attending school for grades K-6 in either the Toms River Regional Schools or in Lavallette under the terms of a dual sending/receiving relationship. The Lavallette district had actively supported the proposal when the original petition was submitted in 2015.
Schools in the district are:
- Lavallette Elementary School, which had an enrollment of 156 students as of the 2020–21 school year.
Core members of the district's administration are:
- Dr. Lisa Gleason, Superintendent
- Patricia Christopher, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
Board of education
The district's board of education is comprised of five members who set policy and oversee the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election. The board appoints a superintendent to oversee the district's day-to-day operations and a business administrator to supervise the business functions of the district.
- ^ a b c d District information for Lavallette Borough School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 15, 2022.
- ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
- ^ Lavallette Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Lavallette School District. Accessed February 25, 2020. "Purpose: The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight in the Lavallette School District. Composition: The Lavallette School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Lavallette."
- ^ School Performance Reports for the Lavallette Borough School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 19, 2022.
- ^ Guion, Payton. "These 43 N.J. school districts have fewer than 200 students", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, September 2017. Accessed January 30, 2020. "Based on data from the state Department of Education from the last school year and the Census Bureau, NJ Advance Media made a list of the smallest of the small school districts in the state, excluding charter schools and specialty institutions.... 23. Lavallette Borough (tie) - Enrollment: 146; Grades: K-8; County: Ocean"
- ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 7, 2014.
- ^ Point Pleasant Beach School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 1, 2016. "The Point Pleasant Beach School District is one of the oldest and finest at the Shore. Our school is rich in history and tradition. In addition to serving the students of Point Pleasant Beach and Mantoloking the district serves the high school age students of Bay Head and Lavallette."
- ^ School data for Point Pleasant Beach High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 15, 2022.
- ^ Wall, Karen. "Seaside Park Seeking Approval To Send Elementary Students To Lavallette; Borough students attend K-6 in Toms River; the move would relieve parents -- including 4 school board members -- of tuition to Lavallette.", Toms River Patch, May 20, 2015. Accessed November 22, 2017. "The Seaside Park Board of Education is seeking state approval to send its elementary students to Lavallette Elementary School -- a move the Toms River Regional Board of Education is not opposing....Seaside Park has been sending its elementary students to Toms River since it closed the borough's elementary school in 2010. This year, 27 students are covered under that agreement, according to Seaside Park's tentative budget for the 2015-16 school year. But several Seaside Park students already are attending Lavallette -- a K-8 school -- with their parents paying tuition for them to do so."
- ^ Dev, Sanmathi (Sanu). "Appellate Division Approves Dual Send-Receive Relationship", The NJ School Law Blog, May 9, 2017. Accessed November 22, 2017. "In 2009, Seaside Park entered into a send-receive agreement with Toms River to educate its K-6 students after Seaside Park closed its elementary school. In March 2015, Seaside Park initiated a petition with the Commissioner requesting it to enter into a second sending-receiving relationship – this time with Lavallette – while maintaining its existing agreement with Toms River. Seaside Park argued that the send-receive relationship with Lavallette would provide greater educational choice to its families. Seaside Park never sought to end its send-receive relationship with Toms River."
- ^ In the Matter of the Petition for Authorization to Enter into a Sending-Receiving Relationship with the Board of Education of the Borough of Lavallette, Ocean County, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, decided May 4, 2017. Accessed November 22, 2017.
- ^ School Performance Reports for the Lavallette Borough School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 8, 2022.
- ^ Living & Learning in Ocean County - Public Schools Directory 2021-2022, Ocean County, New Jersey. Accessed February 8, 2022.
- ^ School Data for the Lavallette Elementary School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 15, 2022.
- ^ Staff, Lavallette School District. Accessed February 8, 2022.
- ^ New Jersey School Directory for Ocean County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
- ^ New Jersey Boards of Education by District Election Types - 2018 School Election, New Jersey Department of Education, updated February 16, 2018. Accessed January 26, 2020.
- ^ Board of Education, Lavallette School District. Accessed February 8, 2022.
- ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Lavallette School District, New Jersey Department of Education, updated June 30, 2020. Accessed March 19, 2022. "The Board is an instrumentality of the State of New Jersey, established to function as an educational institution. The Board consists of elected officials and is responsible for the fiscal control of the District. A superintendent is appointed by the Board and is responsible for the administrative control of the District."