Data from the New Jersey School Boards Association show that in the recent years, fewer districts are putting proposals before voters, and when school bond requests appear on ballots, voters have been less likely to approve them.

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

# of elections

24

34

66

50

49

52

89

71

93

102

67

# of bond proposals approved

12

17

48

31

31

32

53

48

73

72

50

% of approvals

50%

50%

72.7%

62%

63.3%

61.5%

59.6%

67.6%

78.5

70.5%

74.6%