Monday, April 12, 2010

In Print: End of the Line for Garwood's Washington School

Trenton's cuts leads to the closure of borough school.

Garwood school board approves budget, shuts Washington School
Leslie Murray
April 10, 2010, 8:55AM
GARWOOD— Calling the proposed budget the best that could be developed with significant state aid reductions and under a tight timeline, the Garwood Board of Education approved the introduction of the school budget which including reducing teaching positions and shuttering Washington School with a split vote on April 1.

Before an audience of about 60 people, the board presented an $8.2 million budget that would increase taxes on a home assessed at the borough average of $100,000 by $125.

Superintendent of Schools Teresa Quigley said that decisions to close one of the district’s two schools and cut back on some programs were out of necessity.


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