PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Board of Education adopted a new budget on Monday evening at the high school for the 2017-2018 school year, and it includes an increase of tax levy for homeowners by 1.05% or $44.01 per year.

The Budget approved of $191,652,263 with an increase of $2,008,929 represents an increase of 1.05% or a $44.01 Tax increase on a home assessed at $108,400.

This increase represents "the first tax levy in twenty years," according to Gary Ottman, Business Administrator for Plainfield Board of Education.

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The new budget includes the following:

  1. Reconfiguration of BOAACD
  2. Leave 17 vacant positions unfilled
  3. Reduce 4.5 Administrators
  4. Reduce 1 secretary
  5. Reduce 14 Assistants
  6. Reduce 28.5 Certified Staff
  7. Postpone 504 Madison Avenue Renovations
  8. Implement Prescription Plan Cost Savings

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