VIDEO: School Funding Cuts Could Affect Entire CountyPosted:
NEWFIELD - By a vote of 235 to 52, Newfield voters defeated a referendum that would increase taxes to raise nearly $564,000, which would pay for the town's students to attend neighboring Gloucester County school districts.
Without the funds raised by the referendum, Delsea Regional and Franklin Township school districts will be taking in Newfield's 520 students - with no compensation.
The Associated Press reported that business leaders in those communities are concerned that to off-set the loss of funding, they're going to have to make cuts elsewhere. And the community and the curriculum will both suffer.
But there's still a chance that funding could be restored. Newfield plans to repeal the referendum results to the state Department of Education.
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