Voters in eight New Jersey school districts are scheduled to act on $194 million in proposed school construction today, according to NJSBA.
Of the total amount that is being requested in the Dec. 14 referendums, more than $51.7 million would qualify for state funds, either through one-time school-construction grants or annual “debt service aid” payments to school districts.
NJSBA is the only statewide organization that tracks the success of school bond referendums. Descriptions and results of all school construction proposals dating back to 1998, as well as other research on bond referendums and other issues, can be found on NJSBA’s Research page.
School boards may hold special elections on five specific dates a year. The next date on which a school board may schedule a bond referendum question is Jan. 25.
Details of the December school construction proposals are below.
New Jersey School Construction Referendums
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Total amount requested – $194,052,536
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $51,741,636 (may include up-front school-construction grants, annual payments of debt service aid, or other state aid)
Addition and renovations to one school, and renovations to two other schools
Total amount – $10,128,959
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $5,945,853
Renovations to three schools
Total amount – $5,748,215
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $2,304,365
Renovations to three schools; expansions and renovations to three schools (electrical, roof, windows, additional classrooms, science labs, media center, athletic facilities, and other upgrades); property acquisition and construction of a new elementary school
Total amount - $89,811,077
Amount eligible for state reimbursement - $ 18,022,609
Additions and renovations to high and middle schools
Total amount – $31,122,450
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $8,463,401
Roof replacement at elementary school
Total amount - $961,000
Amount eligible for state reimbursement - $599,550
Renovations to elementary school (roof and heating/ventilation/air conditioning)
Total amount – $629,194
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $251,678
Renovations to two schools (electrical, security, windows, doors, gymnasium roof, library, science labs, air conditioning system and other upgrades)
Total amount – $14,192,403
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $7,186,565
Roof replacement and solar panel installation at 21 schools
Total amount – $41,459,238
Amount eligible for state reimbursement – $8,967,615