TRENTON, January 20, 2012—Voters in two New Jersey school districts will act on $46.1 million in proposed school construction on Tuesday, Jan. 24, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported today. The districts with bond referendums are Fort Lee in Bergen County and Upper Township in Cape May County.
Of the total amount that is being requested, more than $16 million would qualify for state funds.
The fourth Tuesday in January is one of the five dates each year that school boards may hold special elections. The next date on which a school board may schedule a bond referendum question is March 13.
Details of the Jan. 24 school construction proposals are below.
Total amount requested – $46,124,446
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $16,142,959
Renovations to three elementary schools and the high school (including repair or replacement of roofs, windows, masonry and HVAC systems), and renovations and expansion to the middle school.
Total amount – $30,206,077
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $9,775,611
Proposal 1: Construction of an addition and renovations (including safety issues, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems) to the primary and middle schools.
Proposal 2 (contingent upon approval of Proposal 1): Renovations to the primary and middle schools.
The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of 586 local boards of education and includes more than 75 charter school associate members. NJSBA provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.