I just attended the first PTO meeting of the 2012-2013 school year. I was so happy to see the HUGE turn out of parents willing to give their time to help all of our kids have the great school year they deserve! The Florence School District has many young teachers as well as seasoned teachers who have been in this district for many years. This combination allows fresh ideas to grow. Five years ago my husband and I chose Florence because of the many children we saw playing outside with their friends, riding their bikes and playing basketball in their driveways. This is a young town full of playdates and fun for my kids (ages 11, 7 & 2). Well, five years later we still feel that way about Florence. My husband coaches our son's Football Team (Go Flashes!) and we have the lifestyle we have always wanted for our family. The people are friendly the town supports our sports teams and the schools have Great Teachers and Great Leadership. No town is perfect but ours is a small town worth considering if you want that small town feel in the middle of New Jersey!