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Sunday, March 15, 2015

IN THE MATTER OF DECEMBER 9, 2014 SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION A-0653-14T2

 IN THE MATTER OF DECEMBER 9, 2014 SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION 
A-0653-14T2 
The Lower Cape May School District is a limited purpose school district educating students in grades seven through twelve who reside in the Borough of West Cape May (West Cape May), the City of Cape May (Cape May) and the Township of Lower (Lower). Cape May sought to withdraw from the regional school district. Accordingly, a special school election was scheduled pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:13-57 to afford the voters of Cape May and the constituent districts the opportunity to vote on whether Cape May should be permitted to withdraw. However, the statute is silent as to whether Cape May or the regional school district should bear the cost of the special election. As a matter of first impression, we conclude that N.J.S.A. 19:60-12 obligates the regional school district to pay the cost of the special school election to determine Cape May's proposed withdrawal from the Lower Cape May School District.  03/04/15