This Day In History: 1967-02-28
Mahwah School District voters turned down the budget for the second time 4-8 to 339. The budget had been cut by $50,000 to $1,957,786. The West Mahwah district voted the budget down by about 100 voters white the Cragmere and Fardale Districts approved it by slim margins. Mrs. Edythe Glasgow, a School Board member for a number of years pointed out that West Mahwah helps support a Lutheran and two Catholic parochial Schools. At the four public meetings held on the budget only one person appeared at Betsy Ross School, two each at Commodore Perry and Fardale and only three at the High School. She concluded that people were voting their pocketbooks. The Township Committee now may recommend further cuts.