Thursday, February 17, 2011

In Print: Garwood's Board of Education May Turn to Residents to Heal Cuts

Garwood needs to meet a state mandated 2% budget cap. The State may be making another round of deep cuts to municipalities. That has the Board of Education searching for ways to keep its School and programs intact, and one way that was discussed at the last board meeting was asking residents to kick-in more, according to a report at

The board is considering adding a second question to the April vote on the budget which could ask residents if they would be willing to financially support programs that cannot be covered under the 2% cap, according to the report. Board members warned "Anything that is not mandated is in peril."

That might be a tough sell, Garwood didn't approve its school budget last year. Governor Chris Christie will make his budget proposal on February 22nd.


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