Voters in Glouco town reject school projects

Posted: January 27, 2011

Voters in East Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, turned down a $25.5 million proposal Tuesday that would have raised taxes to expand two schools.

District officials said the work was necessary to accommodate growing enrollment. Without enlargements at the Clark and Mickle Schools, officials estimate, one of every four students may be without a seat by 2013. The projects would have been eligible for $7 million in state reimbursement, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association.

Owners of a home assessed at $167,500, the township average, would have seen their property taxes go up $229 a year.

The question was one of five, totaling $81.7 million, voted on around New Jersey on Tuesday. A proposal to construct a school in Lyndhurst, Bergen County, also failed.

Ballot questions authorizing capital improvements to schools in Cedar Grove in Essex County, the Central Regional district in Ocean County, and Greenwich Township in Warren County passed. The proposals came to about $19 million.


Contact staff writer Rita Giordano at 856-779-3841 or rgiordano@phillynews.com.

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