Election Day: Midland Park a 'Holdout District'
Midland Park is one of a few school districts in the state to continue to hold school budget elections in April. Last year a law went into effect to allow districts to move their trustee elections to November and eliminate budget votes entirely.
Out of the 590 school districts in New Jersey, only 39 are holding elections today. Last year, 70 districts put budgets to a vote, with nine out 10 budgets passing.
In addition to Midland Park, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood and Hawthorne are the other nearby communities holding elections today.
Polls are open from 2 to 9pm on April 16. Midland Park Press will post the results as soon as the votes are finished being counted.