NJ Voters Approve School Construction Projects

TRENTON, N.J. — Voters in 11 of 13 New Jersey school districts approved requests for more money towards school construction projects. The 11 approved bond proposals total $116 million in construction costs and are eligible for $50 million in state subsidies, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association. The money will fund projects ranging from roof replacements to energy system upgrades to security improvements.
The following 11 school districts approved projects:
Absecon: approved $5.2 million in improvements to H. Ashton Marsh and Emma C. Attales Schools, as well as necessary furniture, equipment and site work.
Bloomingdale: approved $1.3 million for various improvements and renovations to Martha Day Elementary and Walter Bergen Middle schools.
Clinton-Glen Gardner School District: approved $2.1 million for a roof, HVAC and fire alarm system replacement.
Long Hill Township: approved $3.2 million towards HVAC upgrades at three schools, as well as partial roof replacement at Millington Elementary School.
Mansfield: approved $6.6 million for upgrades to HVAC, boiler, lighting, roof and fire alarm systems, as well as front entrance security improvements and construction of a new maintenance building.
Middleton: approved $32.2 million to upgrade geothermal systems at the high schools and middle schools, as well as replace the roofs at the high schools, middle schools and 10 elementary schools.
Mount Holly: approved $20.4 million towards the installation of security doors, partial roof replacements, HVAC replacements and fire system replacements at three schools, as well as the needed furniture, fixtures and equipment required.
Mountainside: approved $19.4 million for educational and physical plant renovations, including security and technology updates, at Deerfield and Beechwood schools. Work will include new secure entry vestibules, as well as a new media center and locker room facility renovations at Deerfield School.
Ocean City: approved about $6 million in improvements and renovations to Ocean City Primary School, as well as the acquisition of equipment and site work.
Verona: approved $16.6 million in security, technology, fire alarm and other upgrades to six schools, as well as gym bleacher upgrades and façade upgrades.
Wallington: approved $2.6 million for an interior door replacement, for school safety upgrade, at two schools, as well as masonry replacement, partial roof replacement and interior painting.
The two school districts that did not get approval for construction projects were Glassboro and Greater Egg Harbor Regional. Glassboro requested $26.9 million for security, mechanical and electrical upgrades at five schools, as well as a music room renovation and conversion of space into a performing arts theater at Glassboro High School. Greater Egg Harbor Regional asked for about $40 million to be used towards renovations at all three high schools.