Just 26, according to NJ Spotlight. Three years ago the State Legislature passed a law that allows districts to move school board elections to November. Districts that take the bait don't have to put their school budgets up
for a vote unless the budget tax increase is above the 2% cap.
Arguments for moving to November include fiscal and voting efficiency and higher turn-outs. Arguments against moving include increased risk of partisanship and, well, higher turn-outs.
Here's the list of districts, categorized by county, that will hold school board member and budget elections tomorrow:
• Bergen County -- Cliffside Park, Emerson, Fairview, Garfield, Hackensack, Midland Park, Oakland, Palisades Park, Ramsey
• Cumberland County -- Bridgeton
• Essex County -- Irvington, Newark (a state-operated district with no budget vote)
• Hudson County -- North Bergen, Secaucus, Weehawken
• Middlesex County -- Edison, New Brunswick
• Monmouth County -- Neptune
• Morris County -- School District of the Chathams, Mountain Lakes, Pequannock, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough
• Passaic County -- Passaic, Totowa
• Warren County -- Greenwich Township
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