We would like to ask you to join Montclair Kids First (MKF) and many other community organizations in voicing your concern regarding the Fulbright Academy French Language Public Charter School Application.
MKF was founded to fulfill the promise of our Public Schools.
As an organization, we firmly believe in public school options. As our own magnet system reflects, public school options empower parents. It is of crucial importance that all options clearly reflect the values of our diverse community.
Recently, the news that the Fulbright Academy French Language Public Charter School application for Montclair has passed the first stage of NJ State Department of Education approval process has been made public.
While MKF understands that some communities demand Public School options through Public Charter Schools, we firmly believe that Montclair is already provided Public School choice through its innovative and respected magnet system.
Additionally, we believe that adding specifically a French Language Immersion School will not address our most immediate District priorities which we are passionately focused on, such as addressing our achievement gap or creating Universal Pre-K.
If you would like to contact the NJ Commissioner of Education with this message, Mr. Hespe may be reached at:
David C. Hespe
New Jersey Department of Education
100 River View Plaza
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
Montclair Kids First