Consider this before deciding on elected vs. appointed Montclair BOE (Letter to the Editor)
If you are still undecided on the referendum to have an elected school board in Montclair:
A yes yote will allow an angry citizen, with only 10 signatures on the petition, to run for the school board.
A no vote will assure that board appointees represent the town and will provide the needed skills on the school board.
A yes vote can give the majority of registered voters a chance to curb tax increases by rejecting bond issues.
A no vote will assure the Board of School Estimate will scrutinize the proposed capital budget before sending it to the Township Council for approval.
A yes vote will become political, with candidates being associated with candidates running for higher office in November.
A no vote has no connection with November politics. Board members are non-partisan.
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