NUTLEY, NJ - The handful of citizens who showed up to learn about the Nutley Board of Education's decision on the proposed construction plans and bond referendum will have to wait until mid-March.

Board President Danny Carnicella stated that the announcement of the board’s decision is now ‘probably March 13.’ The district will learn the amount of state aid it will be receiving on March 2. 

Carnicella said: “The district is working on a survey to obtain additional input in anticipation of moving the referendum forward.” Additional information on the survey will be available ‘soon’.  

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In addition, the district is planning a ‘final’ town hall for the week of March 5. He said, “If there are changes to the [proposed construction] plans, citizens attending the town hall will have the opportunity to see them.”

Carnicella informed TAPinto Nutley that the format for next week’s Town Hall will include a ‘workshop session’ prior to the Board’s presentation. For 30 to 60 minutes, (to be decided) workshop attendees will have the opportunity to view the plans up-close, ask questions and give suggestions to district administrators and board members.

The District hosted five Town Halls and two Plan Review ‘workshops’ in January and February. The Board presented data at the Joint Meeting of the Nutley Planning and Zoning Boards Feb showing that multifamily development has impacted student population in the Nutley Public School District. 

If Governor Chris Christie's 'Fairness Formula' becomes part of the state budget, Nutley would receive $6,599 per pupil, the same amount that would be received by every district in NJ.

TAPinto Nutley will be updating readers on the details of the upcoming Town Hall as soon as they are available.