Edison School Board Re-Adopts Reduced Budget

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EDISON – The school board re-adopted a $202 million school budget which reflected nearly $1 million in cuts made by the state education commissioner.

The board voted 7-2 in favor of the new budget on Monday. Board members William Van Pelt and Gene Maeroff cast the dissenting votes.

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The cuts, which do not affect programs or jobs, will save the average taxpayer $12. The owner of a home assessed at the township average of $175,800 will see his or her taxes increase by $164.

The board will save $200,000 from five retirements that were not calculated in the original budget figure. Another $335,104 came from funds the district didn’t use for capital projects. Edison will use about $400,000 in federal stimulus money to make up the difference, but will face potential cuts in programs or personnel in the 2011-12 budget when that money runs out.


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