ELIZABETH – As a result of a new law recently passed in Trenton, the Elizabeth Board of Education moved to change the local school board election from April to November 2012. School officials said that the decision will eliminate the cost of elections held in April while at the same time helping to increase voter participation.
The decision by Gov. Chris Christie to approve S-3128 elicited unanimous support at the Jan. 19 Board of Education meeting.
Board of Education Vice President Fernando Nazco said, “We believe the people of Elizabeth recognize the excellent work performed by our leadership team. Elizabeth is considered the top urban school district in New Jersey and is well on its way to being recognized as a high performing district on a national level.”
Elizabeth Board of Education member Francisco Gonzalez said, “Wider participation in the electoral process is something that we believe in and will continue to endorse…. no matter what date is chosen for the election of school board members, people support our district and its continued progress in achieving excellence.”
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