Norcross champions school election-to-November bill as currently crafted

TRENTON – Sen. Donald Norcross, (D-5), of Camden, said he likes his bill that would enable April school board elections to move to November as it currently is crafted, stressing that it’s important for it to be enacted for immediate relief to hard-pressed residents.

“Delayed action means delayed tax savings,” he said.

Lynne Strickland of the Garden State Coalition of Schools told the Senate State Government Committee on Thursday that she feared that letting the municipal government alone decide to move a school board election to November would be an “imposition.”

However, Norcross said the bill, S3148, already provides three different opportunities for the moving of elections.

“It’s about the will of the people,” he said.

Earlier story:

Senate committee advances bill to let school elections shift to November


Norcross champions school election-to-November bill as currently crafted