New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following comments regarding the results of yesterday’s NJ school board elections:
“The electorate has clearly spoken by defeating 54 percent of school budgets across the state. Union locals should rethink their positions and reopen negotiations in those districts where the budgets failed.
“Accepting a one-year pay freeze will save tax dollars, school programs and teacher’s jobs. It is not too late to reach common-sense solutions to the budget woes affecting us all.
“I hope that in the aftermath of this election cooler heads will prevail. In order to arrive at a result acceptable to all parties we must work together to continue to provide a quality education to our children at a cost affordable by the taxpayers.”