💲$257 million in projects were up for a vote

💲The most expensive proposal was rejected

With a low voter turnout, three of six school construction referendums were approved by voters in special elections on Tuesday with results for one not available.

Over $257 million in school construction projects were on the ballot, mostly for renovations and additions. The majority of the cost will be paid by taxpayers, with the state picking up the rest of the cost.

Voters in the Madison (Morris), River Dell and Pompton Lakes school districts approved referendums.

"We are excited to get started on projects to continue to support our Madison schools and community," the Madison Public Schools wrote on its Facebook page.

Referendum vote results 12/12/23 (Canva)
Referendum vote results 12/12/23 (Canva)

Some referendums rejected by voters

Montville, Mount Olive and Point Pleasant Beach rejected theirs.

The $53 million Montville project for improvements to elementary schools was the most expensive project up for a vote.

There are six dates a year that districts can hold referendum votes.

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