For Immediate Release – March 20, 2019
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Middletown Township Committee today announced that it has introduced cost-saving measures for the Middletown Board of Education through policy changes that will result in approximately $40,000 of savings.
An ordinance was introduced at the March 18, 2019 Township Committee meeting to reduce the administrative costs for policing at sporting events and extra-curricular activities taking place at the 17 public schools across town. While this policy change will reduce the administrative costs for the Board of Education, it will not impact the level of security that residents are accustomed to at various events.
“Thanks to the joint efforts of the Township Committee and the Board of Education, we are able to provide savings to the Board of Education while preventing any budget shortfalls to the Township,” said Mayor Tony Perry.
Additionally, to help meet state education initiatives to incorporate the arts into the curriculum, the Township has agreed to allow the schools to utilize the dance studio at the Middletown Arts Center at no cost.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Township Committee to save costs without sacrificing services for our youth,” said School Board President Pamela Rogers. “We look forward to finding both practical and creative ways to work together to achieve the common goal of being fiscally responsible while allowing our students to flourish.”
The Township Committee and Board of Education will remain committed to seeking cost-saving measures that will benefit the students and residents of Middletown.