I attended school here. The teachers flat out do not care. They will allow bullying even if they witness it first-hand, they will even bully students themselves. I was in a special eds class and teachers were very rude to me. One threatened to throw me out a window if I did not stop tapping my feet against a chair. They do not care about a student's well-being for they have tried to keep special ed students in the school when they clearly needed a better education. They intimidate and harass parents who do not agree with their advisories. Very inadequate, especially when coming to special needs students.
Both my kids attended Lenox, and overall, it was good. Mostly good and caring teachers. Good academic programs and very good extracurricular activities, such as field trips, holiday celebrations, music programs and famliy/student events.
I too am very disappointed with the bare minimum services that are provided by the special service team for the district for children with special needs. According to the law (IDEA) Pompton Lakes School District is not providing free and appropriate placement for children on the spectrum (ASD) such as PDD and Aspergers. This has to change, we sit in the iep meetings only to hear everytime your child is not severe enough for the program we offer but they do not offer info that there are other programs in or out of the district that is appropriate. Many of these children can not or is not ready for typical preschools, as they have behavioral and social issues and need constant redirection. Preschools do not have the staff that are trained to work with special needs kids.