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Poll: Do You Favor Joining Northern Highlands Regional High School?

10/15/2013 02:37PM ● By Rebecca K. Abma

Midland Park Junior-Senior High School

UPDATE Oct. 23: The results of last week's poll are in, and the majority of those who voted favor joining Northern Highlands Regional High School. Of the 354 respondents, slightly more than 50% are in favor of sending students to the regional high school, while 38% are opposed and another 11% need more information to make a decision. 

The anonymous poll represents roughly 4% of Midland Park residents, with the majority of respondents coming to the site through Facebook. While this is not a scientific poll, the statistical ranges for a 99% confidence level, based on this Sample Size Calculator, are: 
In Favor: 46% to 59% 
Opposed: 30% to 43%
Uncertain: 6% to 15% 
The poll was set up using and limited voting by cookies, meaning one vote per browser (i.e. Firefox, Safari, IE) unless a respondent cleared their "cookies". Future polls may be set up using stricter controls. 

ORIGINAL Oct. 15: The debate over whether or not to send Midland Park high school students to Northern Highlands Regional High School has continued for decades, with each side expressing the pros and cons. We want to know what you think. Here's a review of some recent articles on the topic for those who aren't familiar with the issue. Then vote in our poll, below.

Thumb_mpjshs-photo Communication Break Down on Send-Receive Talk
When it comes to a possible send-receive relationship with Midland Park, Northern Highlands officials tell a different story Read more



Thumb_mpjshs-photo BOE: Northern Highlands Doesn’t Want MPK Students
Officials say send-receive investigation has been given “all the priority it is due” Read more


Thumb_screen-shot-2013-10-14-at-13839-pm Send-Receive: Easy To Enter, Difficult To End
State Department of Education sheds some light on the facts surrounding a send-receive relationship. Read more


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