Monmouth Beach to cut special needs programs

The superintendent of Monmouth Beach schools says that there isn't enough money in the budget to pay for a pre-school special needs program.

The program is set to be cut in the fall. The school district recently found out it will receive more than $6,000 a year in state aid, down from the usual $258,000.

Parents are split on how the cuts will affect students. Some are worried, but others say the tight-knit shore community will band together to rebuild what is lost, even if that means providing funding out of their own pockets.

To see an extended interview with Monmouth Beach School District's Superintendent, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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