DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Board of Education approved the 2019-20 budget on May 6.
The budget for the ensuing school year is $33,552,532, up from last year’s budget of $33,293,621. Owners of an average home in Denville will pay about $95 more per year in taxes under the new budget.
According to a statement released by Denville Superintendent Steven Forte on May 8, new or expanded initiatives under the new budget include:
- Expanded mental health programs in cooperation with St. Clare's Behavioral Health for students in each school,
- Replacement of computer network systems and devices,
- Full-time Class III police officers in each school,
- New textbooks and educational resources,
- Renovation of Valleyview Middle School's athletic field in cooperation with the Township of Denville, and
- Renovation of Valleyview's locker rooms.
Forte's statement also declared that the "budget is the first budget in many years that does not include funds for debt payments on bonds for construction." Moreover, the "district is in strong financial health with enough funds in reserve to continue to maintain and renovate our facilities," the statement added.
The new budget is posted on the school district's website.
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