|11-8-18 Education in the News|
Star Ledger--Here's what we voted to spend our money on, Jersey. (And what we said 'hell no!' to)
We have the highest property taxes in the nation and even though we love to complain about it, sometimes the right issues — schools, safety, open space — still get our wallets' support.
Jessica Beym | For NJ.com| Posted November 07, 2018 at 01:20 PM | Updated November 07, 2018 at 01:20 PM
Asbury Park Press—Will You Pay More for School Projects?
Did your school district ask to raise taxes for new facilities projects, security upgrades or police officers? Here are the results.
Amanda Oglesby| Nov. 7, 2018
Chalkbeat--Election results: Newark voters stick with an elected school board, NJ voters approve $500 million for schools
Newark voters decided Tuesday that the power to choose school board members should remain in their hands, not the mayor’s.
In a referendum held during Tuesday’s midterm elections, voters overwhelmingly opted for an elected school board over one appointed by the mayor. Their decision comes less than a year after the state ended its decades-long takeover of the district, putting the nine-member board back in charge of New Jersey’s largest school system and its nearly $1 billion budget.
Statewide, voters narrowly authorized the state to borrow $500 million to pay for the expansion of vocational programs, school security upgrades, and improvements to schools’ water infrastructure. The money for career training will only go to county-run schools and colleges — a boon to those schools, but a potential threat to the district if it leads more students to opt for vocational-technical schools over traditional high schools.
Patrick Wall| November 8, 2018
Garden State Coalition of Schools