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    N.J. Gov-elect wants school board spending scrutinized

    New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie plans to call for an audit of every school board when he takes office. Those audits would be aimed at finding ways to save money as the state faces a more than $8 billion budget deficit for the next fiscal year.

    New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie plans to call for an audit of every school board when he takes office.

    Those audits would be aimed at finding ways to save money as the state faces a more than $8 billion budget deficit for the next fiscal year. Christie suggests education funding be tied to reducing middle management in school districts.

    New Jersey School Boards Association spokesman Frank Belluscio says schools would welcome audits that help cut costs.

    Belluscio: We would very much appreciate any help in finding any help in finding areas where we could save money and direct more funds to the education program. We do want to cut down on non-educational expenditures by all means.

    Belluscio says the vast majority of school districts in the Garden State are fiscally prudent and are not administratively top heavy.

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