School District Opts for Online Budget Newsletter
For second year, district stays 'green,' sends budget newsletter online, not the through the mail.
In an effort to be "green," the Millburn Township School District is posting this year's budget newsletter on its website for residents to review online. It is also sending it out to everyone in its email database and to media outlets like Millburn-Short Hills Patch and the Item. (Patch has also posted the newsletter here so you don't have to go the district's website.)
Residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the newsletter and the budget documents and come for their last opportunity to ask questions or make comments about the budget before the school board votes on it and sends it to the state.
This year's proposed budget, including debt service, is $85 million, with $79 million of that the spending package.
The budget calls for a tax levy of 0.65 percent, which is a reduction by half from the 2011-12 tax rate of 1.35 percent.
The Public Hearing on the budget is on March 26 – the last chance for public comment before the final budget is sent to the state. The meeting will be at the Education Center at 7:45 p.m. Monday.