STUDY: OVER $700,000 SAVED IF CAPE SCHOOLS MERGE

A meeting was held on Monday where a school merger was discussed for West Cape May, Cape May, and Cape May Point. The report shows the school districts could save $700,000 to send all of the students to Cape May Elementary School. All three towns, like all of the county, show a decline in population that is expected to continue in the future. It is expected that a number of teachers would lose their jobs in the transition, as the report shows Cape May Elementary School would only need to add a couple of teachers to support the additional student load.