MORIARTY WELCOMES START OF PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAM HE HELPED USHER INTO LAW

(4th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assemblyman Paul Moriarty on Friday welcomed the implementation of a new law he sponsored to create a permanent public school choice program to allow parents to move their children to schools located across district lines
“Public school choice is an idea whose time has come for the benefit of our children,” said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden). “We’ve been talking about this for a long time and we’re finally make a long-term commitment to it. It’s this simple – for some students and schools, this program can be a step toward a lifetime of educational rewards.”
Several schools in Camden and Gloucester counties will be participating the program created under the law (A-355) sponsored by Moriarty.
“This provides real school choice for students without sending public money to private institutions,” Moriarty said. “It is a great step forward and I anticipate great results for our children.”
In total, fifty-six new districts will take part in the Interdistrict Public School Choice program in the 2011-2012 school year. Students can choose to go to a school outside their district if the selected school is participating in the choice program.
The following schools in Camden and Gloucester counties are participating in the program:

CAMDEN COUNTY
AUDUBON SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Bonnie Smeltzer, Guidance Counselor
856-547-7695
WEBSITE: www.aboeback.org/
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BELLMAWR SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Patricia Bartley, Director of Special Services
856-931-6322
WEBSITE: www.bellmawrschools.org/

BERLIN TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Brian J. Betze, Superintendent
856-767-9480
WEBSITE: www.bcsberlin.k12.nj.us
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LAUREL SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Kathleen Westerby, Principal
856-783-1086
WEBSITE: www.laurelspringschool.org/
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LINDENWOLD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CONTACT: Geraldine Carroll, Superintendent
856-784-4071
WEBSITE: www.lindenwold.k12.nj.us/
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MERCHANTVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Christian R. Swanson, CSA
856-663-1091
WEBSITE: http://www.merchantville.k12.nj.us/
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MT. EPHRAIM SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Amy Francis, Supervisor of Special Services
856-931-7807
WEBSITE: www.mtephraimschools.org/
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RUNNEMEDE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Mark Iannucci, Principal
856-931-5365
WEBSITE: www.runnemedeschools.org/
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STERLING HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Mark Napoleon, Director of Guidance
856-784-1333
WEBSITE: www.sterling.k12.nj.us/
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STRATFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: William Mumbower, Vice Principal
856-783-2555
WEBSITE: www.stratford.k12.nj.us/
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WATERFORD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CONTACT: Newlin S. Schoener, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
856-768-8465
WEBSITE: www.wtsd.org/
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GLOUCESTER COUNTY
GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTACT: Steven Hindman, Principal
856-848-8200
WEBSITE: www.gatewayhs.com/
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GLASSBORO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CONTACT: Santina Haldeman, Principal
856-652-2700
WEBSITE: www.glassboro.k12.nj.us/
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PAULSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
CONTACT: Dr. Frank Scambia, Superintendent
856-423-2222
WEBSITE: www.paulsboro.k12.nj.us/
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