Consolidating school districts new jersey
It’s seen there as a way to reduce administrative spending, in a county where public-school enrollment has dropped for 13 straight years, by 28 percent, from 28,436 in 2003-04 to 20,512 last year.An idea was floated in 2012 for a countywide district in Hunterdon County, but that went nowhere.
Statewide, the average sales price for a home this year is 4,426, as of last week, according to the state Treasury Department.
The darker blue areas are the districts that have seen the largest percentage decline in enrollment: There are some bright spots in the enrollment numbers, however.
Immigration is bolstering enrollment in some districts (see our map and story here).
The average is over 0,000 in 123 municipalities, nearly 22 percent of the state’s towns.
New Jersey has some of the nation’s most expensive housing, with 42 percent of homeowners with mortgages paying more than 30 percent of their incomes toward housing costs, a threshold at which the costs are considered over-burdensome. Evans believes areas would be more welcoming of new homes if school districts were larger.