East Rutherford, NJ: Tax increase, increase in SPED placements

March 21, 2017, East Rutherford school taxes to go up over 7 percent Much of the budget increases are due to out-of-district placements for special education students, with the district anticipating a need of $1,747,394, an increase of approximately of $524,000. Transportation of special education students has also risen from $130,500 to $257,000. Additionally, health benefits have increased $251,719 and salaries have increased $340,000, Kramer said.