Electing a Board of Education

Among Vote Montclair’s current initiatives is helping Montclair join 97% of the other municipalities in New Jersey where local boards of education are elected by voters rather than appointed by the mayor.

Following a series of public surveys, community outreach and research into the many related legal and technical questions, in February we launched an official petition to trigger a referendum on the issue, and in May were informed by the Township that the measure had qualified for inclusion on this November’s ballot.

For more information on the legal and technical issues related to the conversion of Montclair’s Board of Education from one appointed by the mayor to one elected by its voters please consult this F.A.Q.

Meanwhile, to cover the anticipated expenses of the campaign drive we earlier launched a GoFundMe, and supporters can also contribute to the effort via PayPal or Venmo by clicking here. You can also read a detailed account of the initiatives finances here.

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