Not so much, according to today’s NJ Spotlight. In fact, fewer candidates
are filing for spots on boards that chose to move elections to November.
(Currently, there are 70 hold-outs for April out of 541 districts that hold
elections.) This belies a fear among some school boards that November elections might provoke more intense rivalry and partisanship than April ones.
Frank Beluscio of NJ School Boards Association says that a proposed change
in the filing date -- which would move it to early September -- could encourage more aspiring board members to participate
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