Yesterday, the Edison Board of Education voted to put the referendum back on the ballot for March of this year. Eight of nine board members votes yes and one abstained. This is after the board’s first attempt was rejected by the voters less than one month ago on Dec 10, 2019. This will be the board’s second attempt to convince voters to approve $189 million dollar bond to address overcrowding. The current plan would include additions to six schools. According to the new board president Ralph Errico, the board may make some changes to the bond before it goes on the ballot.

Newly sworn in board member Shivi Prasad-Madhukar, when ask by Tapinto Edison why she abstained she responded “It’s hard for me to decide if the referendum should be in March when I don’t know what the actual proposal will say. It could be great, or it could be something that could be improved upon by investing more time and therefore more suitable for September or November ... that is why I abstained from the vote.”