N.J. voters approve $116 million in school construction

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Jersey voters in 11 of 13 school districts with bond referendums this week approved $116.1 million of construction.

The largest project, out of a total of $180 million proposed, failed. Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District rejected $37 million in renovations to three schools. The work would have increased property taxes as much as $36 a year, according to the district, which serves four towns at the Jersey Shore.

The second Tuesday in March is one of five dates on which a New Jersey school district can present construction bond issues to voters. Of the $116.1 million approved, $50.1 million is eligible for state aid, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association. Many of the districts proposed security improvements.

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