Three file for Warren's board, but there's a contest for the high school seat.
Current Warren Township Board of Education President Gregory Przybylski, of Quail Run, will not seek re-election this year, but will instead seek the seat on the Watchung Hills Regional board held by Gregory Lane resident Peter Fallon. Przybylski, Fallone and local real estate agent Diane Belcuore, of Angus Lane, filed petitions to have their names on the ballot in the first November voting on school board members. The deadline for filing nominating petitions was 4 p.m. Tuesday, and according to Deputy Somerset County Clerk Roseann Brown, three residents filed to run for the three seats on the Warren board, in addition to the three seeking the Watchung Hills Regional seat. Reinman Road resident Kathy Helewa, who was named to complete the …
Municipalities could move vote to align with general elections, while budget may be passed without vote.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The New Jersey Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie passed a bill in January that allows municipalities the option of moving school board elections to November. Currently, those elections and budget votes take place in April. Any one of three groups can make the decision to move the vote: the school board, local voters (through a petition) and municipal government. Moving the vote to November would align it with the general election. If a municipality chooses to move the vote to November, a district's budget would automatically pass if it remained within the 2 percent property tax cap. If it did not, it would still require voter approval, as would second questions. Supporters of the bill, including Gov. Chris Christie, say it will save …