School named for President Obama may be shutting down

ASBURY PARK - The first school in the nation to bear President Barack Obama's name may be forced to shut down.

More than 100 people attended a meeting in Asbury Park at Bradley Elementary School tonight to discuss the matter, but the school board decided to delay ruling on the issue until mid-March.

The school district says closing Barack H. Obama Elementary School would help in reorganizing education and make it better. Right now, the school has more than 400 students. If it was closed, students would be sent to Bradley and Thurgood Marshall elementary schools.

Parents at all of the schools have concerns about shuttling children between schools. They are concerned about quality of education, the neighborhood and loss of community schools.

The board is slated to meet again on March 14, at 7 p.m. The budget deadline is March 23.

School board considers closing Asbury Park school

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One person was killed in a shooting on 1 At least 1 dead in Thursday night Newark shooting
St. Joseph High School student Matthew Hall visited 2 Teen battling cancer thanks medical team as he prepares to attend prom
Genesis Rincon was shot and killed by a 3 Man pleads guilty for death of 12-year-old girl
Kane In Your Corner continues its investigation into 4 KIYC: NJSPCA no-bid contracts questioned
Marist High School in Bayonne is not giving 5 Marist High School appeals to Pope in final attempt to stay open

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.