Secaucus residents will go to the polls for the school board/budget election in April while the schools are out on spring break.
The deadline for candidates to file for the April 21 board election is this Monday (March 2) at 4 p.m. [We’ll post a list of candidates and a poll on Tuesday.]
Last year’s budget hit $34.2M for the town’s 2,100 students, a slight increase over the prior year’s $33.1M.
Board members acknowledged the unfortunate timing of the election during a holiday week at their Feb. 26 meeting at Hubert Street School, but urged residents to turn out to vote.
The quiet meeting saw resident Tom Troyer ask if the schools were paying for use of the rec center, which board president Mauro DeGennaro said they are not.
Troyer also asked if an ethics complaint involving former board member Susan Pirro and a political flier has been resolved, which DeGennaro said it has not.
Another resident requested that more notice be given to parents and students when teachers leave or resign, while a second commended the board for the increase in SAT preparation programs in the district.
Here’s a link to the Feb. 26 agenda.