November Election & Public Question #3

November Election & Public Question #3
Posted on 10/22/2021
The November 2, 2021 Ballot includes Public Question #3 which addresses our teacher shortage.  

                                         
PUBLIC QUESTION #3:
The Greenwich Township Board of Education is asking to raise an additional $600K in tax levy funds in order to hire six teachers for the purpose of maintaining class sizes.

Interpretive Statement:

Since the implementation of the 2018 revised state school funding formula, the Greenwich Township School District realized a cumulative loss of state funding in the amount of $1.9M to date.  This loss in state funding combined with fixed district expenses, including mandatory tuition payments for our high school students and required out-of-district placements along with maintenance for buildings more than 20 years old, elimate the district’s ability to hire teachers for our K-8 students while staying within the 2% tax levy.  Current class sizes and student programs are in jeopardy because the district needs six teachers to meet the needs of our current K-8 student population.  Six teachers equate to approximately $100 per $100,000 assessed valuation (not market value). 

For additional information please read the following Fact Sheets, contact Superintendent Eppolite at 908-859-2022, and/or attend the October 28th Town Hall Meeting at 6:00 pm at the Greenwich School.  Please click HERE to register.

Fact Sheet 10-4-21
Fact Sheet 10-22-21
Build a Better Community
Class Size Depiction
Town Hall Meeting 10/28/21 recording
Frequently Asked Questions