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Ho Ho Kus Taxpayers Vote Down $450,000 School Funding Proposal

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ho Ho Kus NJ, lead by a group called the ,“Committee of Concerned Taxpayers of HHK” , Ho Ho Kus residents rejected the $450,000  spending proposal by the Ho Ho Kus School Board  on Tuesday by voting NO , to the proposal.

According to the group , “The BOE is asking for $450,000 in addition to the already booked permanent increase of $481,000 for 2019 ($108,000 State aid and $373,000 cap increase). Our taxes on the average home will increase by $514 this year alone (based on a house valued at $740,000), but if the SSP is approved. ”

The group said on their website , ” We want the best for all Ho-Ho-Kus children. Good education and parenting, however, are not achieved by throwing more money at a problem because we are made to believe somebody else throws more at their children’s education. “Keeping up with the Jones’s” is not practical for Ho-Ho-Kus.”

6 thoughts on “Ho Ho Kus Taxpayers Vote Down $450,000 School Funding Proposal

  1. HHK will be going same destructive path that RW is headed. The school will end up consolidated with Waldwick and you can guess the consequences. Refusing this 450K charge will only accelerate the demise. High density housing will explode soon as well. Such a pity that a nice village will be another victim of developers and Murphy’s “reforms”.

  2. The limited SALT deduction is driving many taxpayers to question every dime spent by local officials. An uprising is in the making. Just wait and see.

  3. Are you high hohokus is not going to merge with Waldwick.

  4. The limited SALT deduction is driving many taxpayers to question every dime spent by local officials. An uprising is in the making. Just wait and see.”
    .
    …Except in Ridgewood.
    We happily spend and spend and waste and waste because…
    We are RICH and STUPID
    .

  5. Congratulations to the residents of Hohokus for taking the lead and continuing to understand impact the runaway spending has on the quality of life within their town. School budgets and unending increases for the same are wreaking havoc on what has been a wonderful section of Bergen County to live in. Ironically the very things that towns used to tap out as being a reason to buy a home in the town has become the very reason to no longer want to stay in the town or buy a house in the town. We all support our teachers but it’s about time our teachers Now supported us and understood the damage full extent of the damage their Union and salaries are doing to the very Villages that pay them.

  6. How about that $500000000 proposal in the ballot that the thick people of NJ voted PRO? I don’t understand who in their right mind would vote another 100% sure tax increase in this corrupt state. That $$$$$ will disappear in the same black hole that a lot of $ has in the past. You have to either be a born idiot or a sadomasochist. There is no shortage of either group in this state hence the situation we are in. Another reason to plan a quick escape from NJ.

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