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Compass Academy will help students ‘be successful’

by Larry Chowning

Middlesex County School Board members learned from school superintendent Dr. Peter Gretz at its June 11 meeting that the River Counties Community Foundation had awarded the school system $187,000 to create a program named Compass Academy.

The funding is over a three-year period with $75,000 for FY19; $75,000 for FY20; and $37,500 for FY21. The academy will focus on students who are having problems “being successful” in a normal classroom situation.

Dr. Gretz explained that the program will not be for students with severe physical or emotional disabilities, habitually suspended students, or students prone to violence.

The program will focus on students who might have “relationship problems,” may have made mistakes, may be missing school regularly, and for those who “do not” have serious discipline problems.

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posted 06.27.2018

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