Edison voters pass bond to rebuild school 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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