Wednesday, March 05, 2008

School Budget Vote -- April 15th

Last week, you may have read the Gloucester County Times article on the budget. The board approved the 2008-09 school year budget for submission to the New Jersey Department of Education County Office for review and approval.

The next step, once that review is completed, will be for a public hearing. That hearing is scheduled for the same night of the board's regular March meeting -- Wednesday, March 27 (@ 7:00 p.m).

Finally -- mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 15th. Not only is it tax day, but it is also the date for this year's vote for school board members and the school budget.

As we currently stand, the general fund budget has been crafted so as to provide a 27.3 cent decrease in the school tax rate. We are excited to be able to turn back the tax rate due to the increased state funding for the Woodbury Public Schools in 2008-09 while continuing to provide a sound educational program for all of our students.

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