Update March 21: The budget proposal and the coaching appointment were approved by the school board.
The 9-member school board will hear public comments on its proposed $147,856,250 budget, which calls for a 1% increase in the tax levy.
The proposed 2013-14 budget tax levy is $126,254,312, up $1,250,042 from the year before.
The school board estimates that the tax impact would be $53.24 more annually in school taxes for the owner of a house assessed at $375,000, the township's average. Details about the tentative budget and proposed initiatives that were introduced Feb. 27 are posted on the district website.
The board is also expected to vote on the appointment of a new head football coach for Middletown High School North Lions, following the resignation of Joe Trezza after 7 years. Stephen Bush is being considered for the position, which pays $7,692.
According to Scott Stump's AllShoreMedia website, Bush is a former Miami Dolphins assistant and Manalapan head coach who led Manalapan to three Class A North titles and three state playoff appearances between 1993-99.