JERSEY SHORE - After presenting a comprehensive plan to the Jersey Shore Area School Board less than two weeks ago, the district now has to put the proposal on hold.
Superintendent Richard Emery made the announcement at a special meeting recently.
The proposal included moving the district's fourth- and fifth-grade students to the middle school, eight-grade students to the high school and closing all but one elementary school.
Emery explained that during a routine conference call on Jan. 16 with the state Department of Education about the construction project at Jersey Shore Elementary, PDE informed him that going forward with the plan would "jeopardize" state reimbursement for the project.
Reimbursement would be affected because the grade reconfiguration was not included in PlanCon part A during the district's application for the construction project.
Watch for the full report in tomorrow's Sun-Gazette.