Proposed school bond sparks debate among Hillside residents

(12/13/04) HILLSIDE Residents in Hillside have differing opinions about a proposed $22.6 million bond project for school repairs.

School officials say crowded conditions and aging buildings within the school system make the passage of the bond absolutely necessary. According to some educators, the additional $80 per year that may be asked of taxpayers will go a long way to improve learning conditions for students.

Some residents, however, feel the bond is asking for too much too soon. While many residents agree the schools need a makeover, they say the funding should be spread out to ease the burden to taxpayers.

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