HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Senate Republican Leader Anthony Bucco issued the following statement saying that it is ridiculous for the Attorney General to seek attorney’s fees in the Hanover Township School Board lawsuit.
“It is beyond ridiculous that the Attorney General is seeking attorney’s fees in a lawsuit against the Hanover School Board over a policy that wasn’t even mandatory to implement in the first place. The Attorney General should have notified the school boards of the non-mandatory aspect of the policy before even initiating the lawsuits. It’s bad enough that the Murphy administration supported these lawsuits after cutting State aid for more than a hundred school districts throughout the State. Schools have it hard enough and should not be faced with these bullying tactics. These lawsuits are doing more to hurt kids’ education than to protect them.”
The Attorney General’s Office filed a motion demanding that the Hanover Township School Board reinstate a policy that isn’t mandatory and pay all attorney fees and expenses incurred by the State.
On Monday, the Attorney General sent a letter to the court explaining that schools were not required to adopt the policy.