By Art Gallagher
Voters approved school budgets in 45 of the of the 54 school district elections held yesterday, according to the unofficial tally posting on the Monmouth County website.
Five of the eight districts that defeated their budgets were in the Bayshore towns of Hazlet, Highlands, Keansburg, Keyport and Union Beach.
Middletown and the Matawan-Aberdeen districts, also in the Bayshore, narrowly passed their budgets. Middletown’s budget passed 3332-3207. Matawan-Aberdeen’s 898-804.
In Lake Como, voters split 49-49.
The Monmouth results appear to mirror the results throughout the state. The Star Ledger is reporting that budgets passed in 301 of the 373 elections results that were available as of 12:33 am this morning.