The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of June 24 to July 1, 2011. This information is unedited.
Criminal Mischief occurring between 6-27-11 and 6-28-11 at Monmouth Street-business. Victim reported that unknown person(s) broke window in business. Ptl. Michael Zadlock.
Theft occurring at West Bergen Place between 6-28-11 and 6-29-11. For the past several months’ young children of the Head Start Program have been planting vegetables and maintaining them in an enclosed pad locked area behind the building.
Pre-kindergarten student Leslie Herrera at Red Bank Primary School. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Demand for Red Bank’s heralded pre-kindergarten program is spiking, and the school district is on the hunt for more space and money to offer every three- and four-year-old in Red Bank the chance to attend.
Superintendent Laura Morana said she’s involved in serious discussion and has a “pretty good lead” to add four more classrooms at a sixth location for the borough’s scattered pre-k classroom setup to accommodate a waiting list that precluded 76 three-year-olds from getting into the program in the 2011-12 school year.
“If we can get four more classrooms then everyone in Red Bank will have the opportunity,” she said.
The upper floor of the former P.S. 5 has been the home of S.O.M.E. Architects for the past two years, but the ground floor has largely remained vacant. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Red Bank’s former PS5 is about to go back to school.
The borough zoning board last week gave preliminary approval for Acelero Learning to set up its Head Start pre-K program on the ground floor of the former public school at 144 Drs. James Parker Boulevard.
Acelero officials, who’ve run the program in the basement of Mt. Zion House of Prayer since 2005, say they have been looking for years to move into a place that would allow it to cut down, if not eliminate, an enrollment waiting list.