Board members concerned about number of sick children at Denville school

(12/08/04) DENVILLE The amount of students needing special medical attention at Lakeview School in Denville has raised concerns among some school board members.

Medically complex students are those who require a certain level of medical care. Some children who fall under this category include students with asthma, cancer or immune system disorders.

School board member Bob Grant says he was shocked to find out there are 108 medically complex students at Lakeview compared to 16 at nearby Riverview Elementary. Grant now wants to get to the bottom of the disparity in numbers and find out what, if anything, is making children in the area ill.

School Superintendent Edward Kliszus, however, says there is no cause for alarm. Kliszus says the amount of special education students at Lakeview is three times the amount enrolled at Riverview, which contributes to the medically complex disparity. He also says Lakeview has 300 more total students than Riverview.

Related link: Town of Denville

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