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.