By Ron Leir
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
And so the Lyndhurst Board of Education has launched a renewed effort to gain residents’ support to reconfigure school facilities via a referendum in December – only months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a plan backed by Mayor Richard DiLascio to spend $37 million for a new middle school and other improvements.
Undeterred by that defeat, the board has agreed to “approve the recommendations from the Facility Upgrade Committee” and to permit DMR Architects and the superintendent of schools “to file paperwork necessary to proceed with (a) December referendum.”
David DiPisa, the board’s business administrator, said the panel will be guided by the state as to the exact date it can schedule a special balloting on the public question.
How much money voters will be asked to authorize spending is still to be decided, but Superintendent Tracey Marinelli predicted that the amount “will be significantly less than the last referendum.”