NJ towns approve school merger plan
The Times of Trenton reports (bit.ly/19CWRb3) that voters on Tuesday passed referendum questions that would create a merged school district and dissolve the South Hunterdon Regional High School district and elementary school districts in West Amwell, Stockton and Lambertville.
The executive director of a nonprofit that promotes the economic benefits of consolidation applauded the vote. Gina Genovese of Courage to Connect New Jersey said in a statement that the residents are “pioneers who had the courage” to create positive change.
Lambertville Board of Education member Derek Roseman tells The Associated Press that the decision was “truly a historic vote” by people willing to endorse regionalism “knowing their future is better off together.”
Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times, http://www.nj.com/times