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Old 05-20-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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Hi, my husband may be getting a job in Toms River, NJ soon. Would like to know what towns within a 45 minute radius have good public schools, esp for kids with special needs. Also, why are people telling me not to drink the water in TR? What are the real facts about that? Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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Hi, my husband may be getting a job in Toms River, NJ soon. Would like to know what towns within a 45 minute radius have good public schools, esp for kids with special needs. Also, why are people telling me not to drink the water in TR? What are the real facts about that? Thanks!
cause toms river water is literally poison!!!!!! any town along rte 9. By the way the 559 runs 24/7. Also even with that bus for all other needs u still need to drive as oceanride is utterly useless
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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There have been some cancer clusters, believed to be related to the water that had been polluted. I would guess that it is probably fine now (but would check first!)
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Google Ciba-Giegy. They had a plant there and polluted the ground and water. They were west of the parkway off of Rt.37
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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The best schools that are closest to TR are Pt. Pleasant Boro and Pt. Pleasant Beach. They are separate districts and they are both good. Pt. Pleasant Beach is very small. I really don't know anything about their Special Ed. Depts.

TR schools are decent. A mom from my DD's soccer team has a son with Asperger's and goes to East Dover Elementary in TR. She LOVES the Special Ed team there. She also takes her son for therapy riding in Manchester which is right next to TR. I also think that Brick has a large population of autistic kids but I don't know much about their SpEd programs.

Depending on your budget, there are a lot of good schools in Monmouth County which tends to be pricier than TR, and it is a reverse commute from there so you might want to check into that.

As for the water in TR, timneh5 has provided lots of links to the topic. My personal views in those links.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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Check with the Child Sudy Team in the school district that you are considering living in first. Depending on your child's disability, there might be an appropriate program in that district or they may transport children, with the type of disability your child has, to another school district to receive the services they don't provide.
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