This Day in History: 1962-03-08
The Township Committee made $108,542 in cuts in the School District Budget which had been twice turned down by the voters. After considerable discussion the School Board decided to accept $106,000 of those cuts and not to take the matter to the State Commissioner of Education. Much of the controversy centered on how much free surplus should be left in the budget. In order to protect the educational standards of the District the Board voted to devote all of its surplus funds to the anticipated budget. One of the moves was to submit to the voters the transfer of $40,000 previously allocated for a High School Athletic Field House to current expenses.