GREENWALD HAILS SUCCESS OF NOVEMBER SCHOOL ELECTION LAW

BY TOM HESTER - February 7, 2012 - NJ ASSEMBLY DEMS NEWS RELEASE

Nearly 42 percent of Elected School Districts Have Already Made Move

(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald on Tuesday hailed the success of the new law he sponsored to allow school districts to move their elections from April to November, noting that 225 of the state’s 538 elected school boards have already made the move.

“This idea has been talked about for decades but was always killed by inertia or the special interests," said Greenwald (D-Camden). "By bringing all the stakeholders to the table and forging a compromise, we passed this major reform measure in a matter of weeks. Now, my solution is proving to be a quick and astounding success, with nearly 42 percent of the state’s elected school boards already making the move to November school elections. This truly remarkable momentum benefits both taxpayers and democracy and shows we can get things done when we work together for sensible reform..."