|A Message from JoAnn Tier
All Saints Regional Catholic School taking steps to maintain vibrancy
Since its establishment nearly 20 years ago, All Saints Regional Catholic School in Manahawkin, has been a vibrant, robust and dynamic Catholic school community, preparing its students well to lead successful and faith-filled lives.
With a current Pre-K through 8 enrollment of 292, All Saints remains a healthy and stable learning institution that continues to provide the best education possible to its students. Current enrollment, however, does reflect a decline over the past few years, largely precipitated by the impact of Superstorm Sandy. Despite these lower numbers, the number of class sections and the number of teachers who staffed them had been maintained at pre-Sandy levels, causing a financial challenge that needed to be addressed.
To date, registrations for the 2016-2017 school year do not support the need for a second class section in most grade levels. As a result, a reduction in force has become necessary. Five teachers, an aide and an assistant were informed that contracts could not be offered based on current registration numbers. If registration should increase in the coming months to the point that a second class section is required, this matter will be re-evaluated, and teachers would be offered a contract on a case by case basis.
All Saints Regional Catholic School is one of 32 elementary and seven high schools administered by the Diocese of Trenton or its parishes. All Saints is supported by the following parishes: St. Mary, Barnegat; St. Theresa, Little Egg Harbor; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Whiting; St. Pius X, Forked River, and St. Francis of Assisi, Brant Beach, whose pastors and parishioners are dedicated to the school and its future.
All Saints Regional Catholic School