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Weekly Roundup: Evesham BOE without answer on SRO program, LRHSD passes budget

Evesham Police also arrested a man for DUI after driving his truck into a lake at Route 73 and Sunbird Drive.

This week the Evesham Board of Education held a budget workshop and came to no clear answer about how to fund the $500,000 needed to pay for the district’s school resource officers, the Lenape Regional High School District passed its 2017–2018 school year budget and more. Catch up on the week that was with the weekly roundup.

Evesham BOE still without answer on paying full cost of school resource officer program

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Evesham’s Board of Education ended its budget work session this week with no clear answer on how the district might fund the $500,000 the township is requiring to keep seven, full-time police officers stationed throughout each of the district’s school buildings next year. Evesham’s council members announced several weeks ago that while council believed in the merits and results of the school resource officer program, the township would no longer be footing the bill.

Lenape Regional High School District adopts final 2017–2018 school year budget

The Lenape Regional High School District Board of Education adopted the district’s 2017–2018 school year budget at this week’s meeting. For an Evesham homeowner with a home assessed at the average value of $269,900, residents will see a regional school tax levy increase of 3.19 cents per every $100 of assessed value, equating to an increase of $86.16 for the year. The budget’s overall tax levy will increase 2.23 percent.

Evesham Police arrest man for DUI after driving his truck into lake at Route 73 and Sunbird Drive

On April 21 at 10:51 a.m., the Evesham Police Department responded to the area of Route 73 and Sunbird Drive for a report of a vehicle that drove off the roadway and was submerged into a lake. During the investigation, police say the driver was found to be in possession of heroin and cocaine and was charged with being under the influence of narcotics while operating his vehicle.

Evesham Township set to begin spring leaf collection starting Monday, May 1

The Evesham Township Public Works department will begin spring leaf collection on Monday, May 1, starting in the southern region of town and working their way through each section of town during the next few weeks. Residents are asked to remember to keep leaf piles placed at the street, with brush kept separate from the leaves.

April 28 declared Heads Up, Eyes Forward! Day throughout Lenape Regional High School District

April 28 was “Heads Up, Eyes Forward! Day” throughout Lenape Regional High School District and its sending towns. Heads Up, Eyes Forward! is a distracted-driving awareness campaign spearheaded by a team of Lenape Regional High School District students. Their mission is to spread the message of safe driving and bring attention to the dangers of being distracted while behind the wheel.

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