By Press Release Monday, August 18 2014 @ 02:28 PM EDT
Urges New Jersey Department of Education to Conduct Feasibility Studies on 104 Recommended Mergers
TRENTON – August 18, 2014 – It was nearly 20 years ago that former Gov. Christie Whitman called for a non-binding referendum that would allow the state to force some of the state’s smaller school districts to merge.
That vote never took place, and the state is still home to more than 600 school districts. But the state did direct executive county schools superintendents to develop a plan to eliminate smaller school districts that do not offer grades pre-K or K-12. Recommendations were submitted by March 2010.