(Trenton) – Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora and Bonnie Watson Coleman applaud the regionalization efforts in South Hunterdon County and the recent decision to consolidate three neighboring school districts under the Hunterdon County School District.
“I applaud the district for taking action that will offer significant educational opportunities and benefits for its students,” said Gusciora (D-Mercer, Hunterdon). “Municipalities are learning that sharing or consolidating services is the key to bearing through the current economy.
“We have seen first hand the savings regionalization provides for taxpayers in other town. Board members, administrators and supporter have done well.”
The vote on the referendum, which took place on September 24, created a single regional pre-K- Grade 12 school district for Lambertville, Stockton and West Amwell Township.
“Essentially, by consolidating, the districts have joined forces to better provide for their students and administrators,” said Watson Coleman (D-Mercer, Hunterdon). “It’s smart and forward-thinking. It puts educating our students first by acting to ensure district stability through cost sharing.
“South Hunterdon will serve as a template for counties throughout New Jersey exploring the concept of consolidation for municipalities in close proximity.”
South Hunterdon School District formation follows the lead recent regionalization effort combining the municipalities of Princeton and Princeton Township.