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NJ Voters Approve Most School Construction Projects

New Jersey voters in four of the six school districts that held bond referendums yesterday approved spending 42 million, 4 hundred thousand dollars for school construction projects.

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The total amount requested had been 60 million, 815 thousand.

According to the New Jersey School Boards Association voters in Park Ridge, Robbinsville, South Amboy and Westfield approved local school construction proposals, while voters rejected proposals in Midland Park and Bellmawr.

The ballot language in most of the communities holding a referendum on Tuesday stated that “no state support is currently available and the state has not been approving any capital projects for which state support is requested.”  The ballots also added that the school board will use its best effort to obtain any state aid, should it become available.

Jersey School boards are allowed to hold bond referendums on five specific dates during the year. The next one is on January 22nd.

In Park Ridge, voters approved a 1.4 million dollar plan to install artificial turf, resurface all-weather track, and other track and field improvements.

In Robbinsville, construction and renovation additions – totaling almost 19 million dollars- were approved.

South Amboy voters approved an 8.47 million dollar proposal to renovate the South Amboy Elementary School (roof repairs, replace boilers, interior repairs, handicapped accessibility, mechanical systems, electrical, plumbing, etc.), while in Westfield a 13.6 million dollar plan to replace or repair roof on 12 schools or district buildings got a thumbs up.

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