A Hunterdon County school board member wants the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSCA) to suspend dues collections during the current financial crisis.
John Ducoff, who is seeking re-election to the Readington Board of Education, says that the NJSBA has asked teachers and administrators to accept wage freezes, but has not cut back their own budgets.
“Shared sacrifice starts at home,” Ducoff said.
Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Paulsboro) has introduced legislation that would make NJSBA membership optional. State law requires school districts to join the lobbying group, at a statewide cost of $7.4 million.
“I call on the NJSBA to lead by example and share the sacrifice as they have asked others to do,” Ducoff said.