NJ voters consider school boards, budgets

April 15, 2008 1:13:49 PM PDT
Voters in more than 90 percent of New Jersey's towns are electing school board members and considering school budgets today.

Polls are open until nine o'clock tonight.

Last year, voters approved more than 78 percent of the budgets.

Twenty-eight districts are proposing 33 additional ballot questions.

That's the lowest number since the current system of second ballot questions was established a dozen years ago. It is a sharp decrease from last year, when 65 school districts proposed 87 additional spending questions.

Second ballot questions reflect a district asking voters to spend more than state caps allow.