The Washington Township municipal building will host a group of government and school board officials from the area on Wednesday night to discuss the West Morris Regional school district's funding formula, and a potential feasibility study that could determine a new direction for the district.
Since a historic education summit in June 2011 was held at Mendham High School, mayors from Washington Township, the Chesters and Mendhams have met several times to discuss what may be best for the area's schools as well as its taxpayers.
Now, with tens of thousands of dollars earmarked for a feasibilty study that could potentially uncover if dissolution, consolidation, single-town withdrawal, or keeping the district as is would be the best direction for the five towns.
The meeting, however, is closed to the public, as agreed upon by the five mayors. Based on the Open Public Meetings Act, the session does not have to be open so long as no one body has a quorom–majority of its elected body–present at the time.
So, do you think the Mayors' Meeting should be open to the public?