Clark School Budget Raises Taxes By $33

CLARK – Clark Public Schools’ proposed 2011-2012 budget will raise taxes by $33 for the average township homeowner, according to district officials. The proposed budget includes a total tax levy of $27,283,102, and is just $225,000 – less than one percent – higher than the current year’s spending plan.

Voters will decide on the budget, which maintains class sizes, full day kindergarten and all sports teams and extra-curricular activities, during the annual school election on Wednesday, April 27. The polls will be open from 2-9 p.m.


“[O]ur focus is to maintain community standards by keeping class sizes in check, providing curricular enhancement and expansion, meeting the unique meets of our entire learning community, and assuring our educators have all the tools they need to launch our rigorous educational program,” said Clark Superintendent Kenneth Knops. “We are continuously exploring efficiencies to assure the maximum impact per dollar, be they shared services, purchasing through consortiums, partnering with the municipality, or thinking outside the box to provide existing services in a more cost effective fashion.

School board members Michael Bonaccorso, Carmen Brocato and Laura Caliguire are also seeking re-election in Wednesday’s election. They are unopposed on the ballot.

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