It’s a Small World
By Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr. and Kerri A. Wright
These are challenging times for public education in New Jersey. Federal and state governments are regulating the activities of public school districts like never before. Taxpayers are concerned about the cost-effective nature of their districts’ programs; parents are more educated, more informed, and more involved. With their activities under such scrutiny and their budgets strained by a two percent cap on annual tax levy increases, small suburban school districts face a unique set of challenges.