Vital Repairs and Maintenance at All Five Schools.
Bond costs will be $8 million lower than expected. Details on the Progress page.
Haddonfield School District Bond Referendum
Tuesday, March 8th
Haddonfield voters on March 8, 2016, approved three proposals to repair and restore its the school district’s facilities. The Bond Referendum asked for approval to sell bonds to generate about $35 million, and separated that request into three parts. About 40 percent of registered voters came to the polls that day, and a decisive majority said YES to each proposal. State funding is expected to cover about one third of almost all project costs, which would cut the taxpayer’s share to an estimated $23.6 million.
Haddonfield school board and administration will spend the next few years working on very detailed plans, seeking project bids, and coordinating work in ways that are least disruptive for school operations.
Haddonfield school district is committed to using this dedicated website to inform residents as these voter-approved projects are completed. Some sections of this website will remain as a historical reference, but the Progress page will be updated periodically.
VOTERS SAY “YES!”
Board of Education members discussed the projects for many months in their regular meetings and special community forums. They listened to public comments and significantly revised plans accordingly; a summary of the final version is here. Superintendent Dr. Richard Perry explained the Bond Referendum’s background and necessity in a letter to residents.
New Citizens Committee Will Form
The Haddonfield School District is in the process of forming a community advisory committee in regards to the preventative maintenance of its school buildings and facilities. The primary role of this advisory committee will include supporting district personnel in the development and management of a preventative maintenance program to reduce maintenance costs, decrease the risk of emergency work, and maximize equipment life. If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please submit a resume to Mr. Chris Oberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.