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Public Hearing on Chatham School Budget Set for This Week

District budget, special question on technology spending and uncontested BOE races will go to voters on April 23.

Superintendent Michael LaSusa (File photo)
Superintendent Michael LaSusa (File photo)
A public hearing will be held this week for the Chatham school budget that poses a 2.52 percent tax increase.

The Board of Education will hold a public hearing and will vote on the district's $65,673,886 budget Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

The budget, a special question on spending $460,000 on technology and Board of Education candidates will go to voters next month. Four incumbent BOE members are running unopposed. Richard Connors, Jill Weber and Kim Cronin seek new three-year terms, while Michelle Clark is running for the final year of Al Burgunder's unexpired term.

Chatham is one of about 40 New Jersey school districts that still holds spring school elections. Polls will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at the high school (township residents) and middle school (borough residents).

The deadline for voter registration is April 2 and the vote-by-mail deadline is April 16.

According to Education Counts, 35 percent of the 6,791 Chatham parents were not registered to vote in the 2012 election, and only 28 percent of those who were registered went to the polls that year.
Stem Chatham March 24, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Thanks for the coverage. The link for the registration form is: http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/form_pdf/voter-regis-forms/morris-voter-reg-form-062212.pdf

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