|1-15-16 Education in the News|
NJ Spotlight -Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges Join to Help Students Cope with Costs...Soaring higher-education costs prompt NJ schools to find innovative ways to help ease financial burden
Tara Nurin | January 14, 2016
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By Nicquel Terry 1-15-16
Press of Atlantic City - As enrollment shrinks and taxes rise, school merger talk resumes ‘…Statewide, three districts in Hunterdon County recently formed a new regional district. But three existing regional districts are litigating to disband. Cape May City has spent years trying to get out of or renegotiate its participation in the Lower Cape May Regional School District, citing a disparity in property-tax apportionment.
“Until you resolve the property-tax issue, you won’t get districts to agree to merge,” said Lynne Strickland, executive director of the Garden State Coalition of Schools, who said she still supports the new task force as a way to generate new ideas that could help some districts…’
Diane D’Amico, 609-272-7241 DDamico@pressofac.com @ACPressDamico 1-9-16