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Voters Approve $35 Million in School Construction

TRENTON, October 1, 2008 — Voters in four school districts approved $35.5 million in proposed school construction on Tuesday, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported today. State aid will cover more than $11.7 million of the approved spending.

In all, seven school boards had placed referendum questions on Tuesday’s ballot, for a total of $130 million of proposed construction.

State law limits school special elections to five specific dates a year. The final bond referendum date this year will be Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The following are results of the bond questions on the Sept. 30 ballot:

New Jersey School Construction Referendums
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008

STATEWIDE

Total amount approved – $35,530,601  ($130,009,272 proposed)

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $11,750,137

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY

 

Shore Regional – Passed

Replace heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at high school

Total amount – $13,999,645

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $5,599,858

 

Wall Township – Rejected (both questions)

Proposal 1: Construct a new early learning center and acquire land; renovations to the high school

Total amount – $35,940,565

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $4,500,777

 

Proposal 2 (contingent upon passage of Proposal 1): Renovations to the high school athletic fields and facilities.

Total amount – $7,527,282

(Not eligible for state funding)

 

 

MORRIS COUNTY

 

Butler – Proposal 1 Passed; Proposals 2 & 3 Rejected

Proposal 1: Renovations to Butler High School athletic fields   

Total amount – $3,046,756

Amount eligible for state reimbursement $788,069

 

Proposal 2 (contingent upon passage of Proposal 1): Install artificial turf

Total amount – $600,000

(Not eligible for state funding)

 

Proposal 3 (contingent upon passage of Proposal 1): Upgrade grass fields at Aaron Decker Elementary School

Total amount – $350,885

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $140,354

 

Pequannock Township – Passed

Renovations to the high school and middle school

Total amount – $12,990,000

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $5,142,760

 

 

PASSAIC COUNTY

 

Passaic Valley Regional – Rejected

Renovations to the high school

Total amount – $8,513,335

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $2,865,334

 

 

SALEM COUNTY

 

Pennsville Township – Rejected (both questions)

Proposal 1: Renovations and additions to the high school

Total amount – $37,481,528

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $12,735,748

 

Proposal 2 (contingent upon approval of Proposal 1): Renovations to four schools

Total amount – $4,065,076

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $1,626,030

 

 

WARREN COUNTY

 

Warren Hills Regional – Passed

Construction and renovations to athletic fields and facilities

Total amount – $5,494,200

Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $219,450

 

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