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Longport Students May Attend Ocean City High School, State Says

The ruling reverses a previous decision concerning racial imbalance at Longport High School.

A previous ruling of an administrative law judge recommending white students not be removed from the Longport School District to avoid racial imbalance at Atlantic City High School has been reversed. Those students may now attend Ocean City High School, The Press of Atlantic City reports.

The Caucasian population at Atlantic City High School is 21 percent, but only 2 percent of that consists of white students from Longport, thus negating the argument of racial imbalance, according to the report.

For more, visit pressofatlanticcity.com.
Bill Hartranft June 12, 2014 at 06:05 PM
Always thought a bit above medium salary for Ocean City employees would be fair. Always thought our administration would see the light and bring salaries in line. Then again, how could I be so naive? Wouldn't want to take money away, would just like to see some sense in salaries.
vic June 12, 2014 at 06:47 PM
while the school district business administrator ($137,000) makes less than the police and fire chiefs, in my opinion I feel that they are all overpaid. so is everybody else in ocean city. the firemen in nj are the highest paid in the nation. school superintendent is a specialized position. because of all the state regulations and the amount of time necessary to do the job properly, people are not standing in line to fill the position. because of that, the salary scale for a good superintendent is very high. to complicate matters, Christy put a cap on superintendents' salaries. this is causing many superintendents to retire, when their salaries become frozen when they hit the cap. so people who are less qualified are being hired as superintendents. compared to what we had before, we have a very good superintendent in ocean city. unfortunately, she is coming up against the cap, and I really don't know how this will effect her future plans. when dr taylor finally decides to leave, we certainly will not save on salary when we replace her. in any case her salary is already part of the budget, and next year we will have approximately $260,000 more to spend (after you subtract what we are already receiving in choice student aid from the state for the 3 students from longport).
OCnjOC June 12, 2014 at 07:49 PM
Again, you never look at the actual job functions done by the super. All you get is nonsense that it is "specialized" but so are all the other positions mentioned. I know people who have PhD's doing specialized research who make substantially less than the business administrator. It is a joke, it is an $85K job being paid at $137K because nobody wants to do anything about it so it continues.
Miss Tracee June 13, 2014 at 09:32 AM
NJ student don't need to be confined due to race, compulsory attendance or district boundary laws. Not a threat according to Edmondson v. Elmer BOE and Pittsgrove BOE - a matter heard by (with oral arguments conducted on October 31, 2011) ruled on and PUBLISHED by the NJ Appellate Court on March 5, 2012. Ultimately, the matter in Edmondson v. Elmer BOE & Pittsgrove BOE was PUBLISHED and reversed the Crawford ruling on compulsory attendance and district boundary laws. As a result, any student can attend any district s/he wants in the State of NJ.
vic June 13, 2014 at 10:22 AM
as long as they pay tuition to the school they want to attend. the tuition must be paid by the attendee and not the sending district.

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