Cape May County’s Interim Executive Superintendent of Schools is recommending Lower Cape May Regional School District continue to operate in its current configuration. The City of Cape May wanted to leave the district. The school district is comprised of Lower Township, West Cape May and Cape May. A March 14 report from Robert Bumpus, interim executive regional superintendent for Cape May County, noted Cape May withdrawing from the regional school district with its students continuing to attend the middle school and high school on a sending district basis would cause taxes for the average household in Lower Township to increase by 60 percent. He recommended that alternative configurations for the regional school contained in a June 2013 report prepared by Cape May, “be rejected, not permitted to move forward,” based on its impact on the school district.