Millburn Board of Education Approves Preliminary School Budget on 4-0-3 Vote With Two Members Absent
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 • 12:05pm
MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Board of Education, with two members absent, approved a preliminary school budget on Tuesday night with only four yes votes and three members abstaining.
President of WeLoveMillburn, Ralph Inglese, said, "The proposed Millburn school budget leaves sustainability in question." He added, "With questionable ongoing access to state aid and the requirement to utilize the district's surplus, WeLoveMillburn recommended that the school board prepare a multi-year strategic plan to bring costs into alignment with revenue. If the district doesn't act quickly, they run the risk of accumulating a deficit of nearly $50mm over the next 5 years according to our analysis. We are in a crisis now, but the surplus covers the problem for this year. Unfortunately, we'll have to face a worse problem next year."