Front page news at the Packet: “With defeat of budget, voters in Montgomery send a message
Second question on laptops defeated by overwhelming 6-1 margin”.
And while some board members admitted their anxiety prior to the vote, the tremendous turnout didn’t signal to them the resounding budget rejection that was under way.
“I did not expect this big of a margin,” Wei-Ching Lin said. “I think it is a signal from the township people that there is some sort of affordable limit.”
The Princeton voters apparently haven’t reached the “affordable limit” point yet. They approved a nearly 8% increase over last year’s budget, which includes “the added cost of new building space, as the district’s $81.3 million, six-school renovation and expansion project heads to completion.”
In related news, the middle school’s Olympic quality swimming pool’s ready. Call me a fuddy-duddy, but my (private) school never had a swimming pool, never mind an Olympic one, and my education didn’t suffer.