TRENTON , N.J. (AP) — Voters in three towns have approved a plan to merge four school districts in southern Hunterdon County.
The Times of Trenton reports 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.”