rb-boe-040711About a dozen residents turned out at St. Paul Baptist Church in Red Bank Thursday night for the latest in a series of budget presentations given in recent weeks by schools Superintendent Laura Morana, with mic above. A Q&A with board of ed candidates followed at the event, hosted by the Greater Red Bank Branch of the NAACP.

The $15 million budget would raise the district’s portion of the local tax bill by $40 on a residence assessed at the borough average. Voting on the spending plan, and for board seats, is April 27, when polls are open from 2p to 9p. (Click to enlarge)