It's All About Multi-Tasking

The NJ DOE released today its School Elections and Budget Procedures Calendar. Warning: it's tight. Gov. Christie gives his budget address -- and releases state aid numbers to school districts -- on March 16th. The following Monday, school budgets must be submitted to respective Executive County Superintendents, who have til Friday, March 26th, to approve them. Required public hearings on individual school district budgets are anywhere from March 26th to Saturday, April 3d. One teeny problem is that this is the week that many districts are on Spring Break, not to mention that Passover begins March 29th. Election date is April 20th.