Voters approve $116 million in school construction

Voters in 11 of 13 New Jersey school

Voters in 11 of 13 New Jersey school districts holding bond referendums on March 11 approved a total of $116.1 million in school construction. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

TRENTON - Voters in 11 of 13 New Jersey school districts holding bond referendums on March 11 approved a total of $116.1 million in school construction, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported today. 

New Jersey School Construction Referenda, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Total amount approved: $116,138,575 
Amount eligible for state funding: $50,138,941

 

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ATLANTIC COUNTY
Absecon - APPROVED
Various improvements to H. Ashton Marsh and Emma C. Attales Schools; plus necessary furniture and equipment, and site work.

Total amount: $5,210,497
Amount eligible for state funding: $2,084,198

Greater Egg Harbor Regional - REJECTED 
Renovations to three high schools, plus acquisition of necessary furniture and equipment, and site work.

Total amount: $36,998,000
Amount eligible for state funding: $17,305,111

BERGEN COUNTY
Wallington - APPROVED
Interior door replacement, for school safety upgrade, at two schools; plus masonry replacement, partial roof replacement, interior painting.

Total amount approved: $2,617,959
Amount eligible for state funding: $1,473,838

BURLINGTON COUNTY
Mount Holly - APPROVED
Installation of security doors, partial roof replacement, HVAC replacement and fire system replacement, and other improvements at three schools; plus acquisition of furniture, fixtures and equipment as may be necessary or related.

Total amount approved: $20,479,526
Total eligible for state funding: $12,540,209

CAPE MAY COUNTY
Ocean City - APPROVED 
Improvements and renovations to Ocean City Primary School, including acquisition of equipment and site work. Of the total project cost, $1,101,497 would come from school district capital reserves.

Total amount approved: $5,998,198
Total eligible for state funding: $2,497,422

ESSEX COUNTY
Verona - APPROVED 
Security, technology, fire alarm and other upgrades at six schools; plus various gym bleacher upgrades, fa├žade upgrades; and necessary equipment and site work.

Total amount approved: $16,641,855
Total eligible for state funding: $5,199,644

GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Glassboro - REJECTED 
Upgrade security, mechanical, electrical and other systems at five schools, plus music room renovation and conversion of space into a performing arts theater at Glassboro High School. Also, various classroom technology improvements, roof repairs, playground restoration, and acquisition of necessary furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Total amount: $26,900,450
Amount eligible for state funding: $12,633,294

HUNTERDON COUNTY
Clinton-Glen Gardner School District - APPROVED 
Roof, HVAC and fire alarm system replacement.

Total amount approved: $2,104,250
Total eligible for state funding: $841,700

MONMOUTH COUNTY
Middletown - APPROVED
Upgrade geothermal systems at the high schools and middle schools, and replace roofs at high schools, middle schools and 10 elementary schools.

Total amount approved: $32,299,832
Amount eligible for state funding: $12,919,933 

MORRIS COUNTY
Long Hill Township - APPROVED
HVAC upgrades at three schools, plus partial roof replacement at Millington Elementary School. Part of project financed with $500,000 of district capital reserves.

Total amount approved: $3,274,530
Amount eligible for state funding: $1,309,812

PASSAIC COUNTY
Bloomingdale - APPROVED
Various improvements and renovations to Martha Day Elementary and Walter Bergen Middle schools.

Total amount approved: $1,341,950
Amount eligible for state funding: $536,780

UNION COUNTY
Mountainside - APPROVED
Educational and physical plant renovations at Deerfield and Beechwood schools, including security and technology improvements. Work to include new secure entry vestibules; improvements of plumbing, electrical, lighting, heating, IT/AV systems; Deerfield School media center and locker room facilities renovations.

Total amount approved: $19,484,628
Amount eligible for state funding: $7,793,851

WARREN COUNTY
Mansfield - APPROVED 
HVAC, boiler, lighting, roof, fire alarm, kitchen and other upgrades; plus front entrance security improvements and construction of a new maintenance/storage building.

Total amount approved: $6,685,350
Amount eligible for state funding: $2,941,554

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