NJSpotlight Apr. 28/14: NJ Intervenes in Lakewood School District

State Opts for Intervention, Not a Takeover, for Fiscally-Pressed Schools in Lakewood

John Mooney | April 28, 2014

Monitor’s role limited to trying to help solve budget crisis, not taking control of policies or programs

David Hespe

David Hespe

While total state takeovers of troubled school districts are getting the most attention of late, the Christie administration’s appointment of a fiscal monitor for the Lakewood public schools last week points up a quieter approach to how the state deals with its most troubled districts.

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