By Chris Concannon
Gloucester City News
The Board of Education is proposing a budget of $13,923,142, which is approximately $500,000 higher than last year’s $13,421,698 numbers.
Information obtained by the NEWS indicates that Bellmawr’s per pupil cost is just over $10,000 for this school year.
This cost encompasses everything needed to cover each student in the Bellmawr School District.
According to District sources, the higher budget numbers will carry a tax increase.
School taxes will be elevated by about $29.35 annually, on an average assessed home of $170,000.
District officials as well as Board members have been garnering strong support to pass the budget, and are asking voters to consider the rising costs of educating Bellmawr’s children when they go to the polls.
Also, there are four candidates vying for three seats on the Bellmawr Board of Education.
They are Incumbents Jody Mangus, Michael “Juice” Williams and Michael Eckmeyer, as well as newcomer Edward Legenski.
Any questions or concerns may be directed to the District offices at (856) 931-6298, or on the web, at bellmawrschools.org.