In-District Satellite Schools
The New Jersey Department of Education permits approved private schools like First Children School to operate their programs in public school classrooms. Under this option, students in out-of-district placements can return to their public school settings and districts save at least one third the cost of the typical out of district placement. This option requires the public school to have available space and the willingness to work in close cooperation with First Children. For a district that sends 20 or more children out to approved private schools, the savings represented by a satellite operating in their district is measured in the hundreds of thousands per year when you factor in the difference in tuition costs as well as the savings in transportation expenses.