Edison voters pass bond to rebuild school destroyed by fire

Voters have approved an $18.6 million bond to help replace a school in Edison that was destroyed by fire.

Edison voters pass bond to rebuild school destroyed by fire

Edison voters pass bond to rebuild school destroyed by fire (3/11/15)

EDISON - (AP) - Voters have approved an $18.6 million bond to help replace a school in Edison that was destroyed by fire.

Officials estimate in will cost about $28 million to rebuild the James Monroe Elementary School.

The Home News Tribune reports the district has received about $9.5 million from its insurance company for the March 2014 blaze that was believed to have started when a custodian discarded a cigarette in a trash can. The district is suing the insurer for more money.

The bond issue will cost the average taxpayer about $21 a year.

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