N.J. school plans move from Haddonfield

A school for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities intends to move to a new campus, a move that could reignite a town’s debate over what to do with the current one in Haddonfield, New Jersey.


Bancroft announced Tuesday that it plans to buy 80 acres in Mount Laurel. The move there from its Haddonfield campus is expected to take three to four years.


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The organization recently announced that its headquarters would move to Cherry Hill and its outpatient neurological rehabilitation facility to Mount Laurel.

Haddonfield voters rejected the school board’s effort to buy the land in a 2013 referendum.

Bancroft CEO Toni Pergolin says it will be obligated to sell to the highest bidder — even if it means the property will be developed for homes or another use.

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