Results continue to be reported for New Jersey’s first school election held exclusively by vote-by-mail.
On May 12, 14 New Jersey school districts held annual elections, electing board members and voting on proposed school budgets. The elections were originally scheduled to be held on April 21, but were moved to the May date.
The following districts saw proposed budgets approved: Cliffside Park, Fairview, Hackensack, and Oakland (Bergen County); Irvington and Newark (Essex County); Weehawken and West New York (Hudson County); and Passaic and Totowa (Passaic County).
The following districts had proposed budgets rejected by voters: Garfield and Ridgewood in Bergen County, and North Bergen in Hudson County.
Weehawken also had a second question approved. The proposal asked for $1,550, 930 to expand services for social, emotional, and wellness support for students and families throughout the district. The funds will allow the funding of additional services and interventions that consist of clinical therapists, a board-certified behavior analyst, support staff, professional development, materials and the creation of Wellness Centers.
Results of the New Brunswick annual school election have not yet been reported.
All election results are unofficial until certified by the county clerks.