New Jersey School Boards Association
Four out of five New Jersey school boards have opted to hold their elections in November, rather than the usual April.
On Tuesday, voters in the Monroe Township, Franklin Township, and Delsea Regional districts rejected school budgets in local elections.
All 538 districts statewide were given the option, as a cost cutting alternative. More than 85 percent agreed.
A quick look at the labor situation for teachers in New Jersey shows a couple interesting trends. New contracts are costing less and more districts are about to start the new school year without an accord in place.
Voters in most of New Jersey’s public school districts are being asked to approve budgets and elect board members today. The political atmosphere this year is far different from last.