LITTLE SILVER – Carolyn M. Kossack, the superintendent of schools in the Little Silver School District, believes “affluence should not be a factor” when state officials determine the amount of state aid a school district receives to fund special education services.

“A special education child weighs the same in a district that potentially has more poverty than a district that is more affluent,” Kossack said during an interview on April 8.

Kossack said Little Silver and several neighboring small, affluent school districts do not receive enough state aid to support the population of students who have special needs.

The two schools in Little Silver are the Point Road School, which educates children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, and the Markham Place School, which educates children

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