Livingston Public Schools
The year was 1898. Livingston, which then boasted a total population of approximately 1,100 residents, had four schools and seven teachers. The budget was $1,800, an amount which seems infinitesimal compared with the nearly $1,500,000 required in 1955. Then, as now, there were students to be educated. Citizens who were alert to the students’ needs, led by Benjamin De Camp, then president of the Board of Education, Pell T. Collins and Marcus De Camp, members of the Board of Education, and Sidney Winans, the district clerk, worked successfully for a local high school. Learn more about public schools (PDF).