By Tara Vocino
Enrollment is up with approximately 813 students in grades 2 to 5 starting school at the Belmonte STEAM Academy on Tuesday.
“We have exciting challenges, such as 13 new staff,” incoming Principal Maureen Lueke said.
In her 22nd year, Lueke served as guidance counselor and vice principal as well as the Oaklandvale principal. She recently earned her doctorate in educational leadership at Rivier University. As far as the migrant population who may be living in motels, Lueke said they support all students, giving them a sense of belonging and that they can work hard and be successful.
Acting Superintendent Michael Hashem said they like to ease in before Labor Day weekend so students can enjoy the holiday.
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