Emblematic of communities across the country with large immigrant populations, the K-8 district put the school expansion before voters, arguing that it is overwhelmed by a decades-long influx of new students, many of whom are the children of immigrants living in the country illegally.


In extraordinary ruling, state overrules voters, orders $32M school …

www.nj.com/education/…/state_overrules_local_voters_orders_32m_school_exp.html

Aug 4, 2016 – Freehold Borough will be allowed to expand to its schools to accommodate a growing number of children of immigrants living in the country illegally. … TRENTON — New Jersey’s education commissioner has nullified two voter … the average homeowner would have faced a $278 property tax increase.

Immigrant wave and Freehold school money crisis – Asbury Park Press

Sep 24, 2015 – Immigrant wave and Freehold school money crisis …. At one point considered the downtown of western Monmouth County, Freehold has since become a hub for mostly law … Where many New Jersey communities have struggled with … Voters, weary of high taxes in this working-class town, twice rejected a …

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