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Could Sweeney’s plan for consolidation increase school board candidacy?

Claire Lowe | April 13, 2019 | Press of AC |


New Jersey is known for many things, among them the hundreds of cities, towns and boroughs that make up the most densely populated state in the nation.

But despite the nearly 9 million residents who live in the Garden State — and the $15 billion in tax revenue that school districts collect each year — school boards struggle to find enough candidates.

“Volunteering is an essential part of community life, always has been in every way, from the people who volunteer as firefighters and EMTs, to serving on planning boards, and most importantly of all is to serve in the school district,” said Weymouth Township school board member Henry Goldsmith.

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