Only 41 New Jersey school districts will hold elections Tuesday.

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A law enacted last year allows schools to move elections to the fall as long as budget increases don't exceed 2 percent, and most have made the switch.

The New Jersey School Boards Association reports only four districts will ask voters next week to go above the 2 percent cap -- Wood-Ridge in Bergen County, Secaucus in Hudson, the Chathams' school district in Morris, and Greenwich Township in Warren.

The Chathams and Secaucus are looking, at least in part, for more money to hire security personnel.

Two districts are holding bond referendums.

Franklin Township in Gloucester County is proposing $2.3 million in roofing and heating-ventilation upgrades. Pequannock in Morris County wants to spend $3.3 million to build a new elementary school gym.

 

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