Voters reject bloated $210.8M bond referendum in Cherry Hill

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The voters have spoken.

A highly controversial $210.7 million school bond referendum appeared headed for a decisive defeat on Tuesday night in Cherry Hill, Save Jerseyans, one which had the vocal support of Democrat Mayor Mayor Chuck Cahn but which sowed deep divisions in New Jersey’s 14th most populous municipality.

Here’s what the district released late Tuesday evening:

It’s a potentially significant result for the larger state-wide school funding debate given that this is a left-leaning suburban and commercial epicenter (which voter for Hillary Clinton in 2016 by better than 60%) which nevertheless has a reputation for fierce local contests and intense community activism.

Sprawling Cherry Hill’s school district is presently the 12th largest in New Jersey, boasting 19 schools and over 11,000 K-12 students.