In yet another twist to the flip-flop School Board elections fiasco, the Board of Education this evening voted to once again switch back School Board elections to November, joining nearly all of the State of New Jersey’s School Districts.
The fiasco started when the State allowed for Elections to be held in November together with Municipal elections in order to save the districts money. So Lakewood, like the rest of the County, initially voted to hold elections in November.
But the Board then flip-flopped, and voted to once again move the elections back to April.
The move, making Lakewood the only district in the County to keep the April elections, cost the district $60,000, according to Board President Carl Fink.
This evening, just week after hundreds of school districts across New Jersey held School Board elections, the Lakewood Board of Education again voted to move the elections back to November, joining nearly all other districts in the State.
The vote to move the elections was approved with 5-0 count, with one abstention. TLS.