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Budget Cuts Spur Creative Fundraising at N.J. Schools

ATLANTIC CITY — The life-size scarecrows welcoming visitors to the Folsom school were an eye-catching addition to the school’s Halloween celebration.But they were there for more than just decoration. The school auctioned the student-made cr…

ATLANTIC CITY — The life-size scarecrows welcoming visitors to the Folsom school were an eye-catching addition to the school’s Halloween celebration.

But they were there for more than just decoration. The school auctioned the student-made creations Friday, with part of the proceeds going to help support the school’s new positive-behavior program.

“Parents are excited and really on board with this,” said fifth-grade teacher Megan Scheer, whose class created a Phillie Phanatic scarecrow. “We just need the money to keep it going.”

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