***A Community Information Session on the Referendum has been rescheduled to Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Glassboro High School Auditorium (550 Bowe Boulevard, Glassboro). It was rescheduled because Glassboro Schools were closed due to weather on the original date.
March 10, 2015 School District Referendum
Welcome to the Referendum Page! This page will provide you with important information on the Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Referendum. If you read the information and still have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A referendum. This referendum is a special school election during which registered voters can cast a ballot on key projects put forth for consideration by the Glassboro School District. The March 10, 2015 proposals incorporate feedback that the district should reprioritize projects, provide the Glassboro community with voting flexibility by dividing projects into three questions and eliminate some projects. The three questions include: Q1 - Life Safety/Security, Building Integrity, Critical Systems and Technology, Q2 - Energy and Environment, Q3 - Education.
Citizen advisory groups, community members, parents, principals, teachers, administrators, and architects have shared their thoughts on priority projects in the district over the last few years. Registered Glassboro voters can cast ballots in this election. Voters must be registered by February 23, 2015, which is 21 days prior to the election.
Like our homes, school facilities must be maintained. Caps on the fund balances that districts can maintain and on local tax levies have made it harder for districts to put aside money for a rainy day. Steep cuts in 2010 State aid forced districts in NJ to reduce staff and postpone big projects. Schools struggled to bring back staff as aid returned. Those factors contributed to the current state of affairs - Roofs that require repair or replacement. Fire alarm systems that break down and are costly to repair due to their age. Intercoms that sometimes fail to reach students in certain areas of the buildings. Security systems that haven’t kept pace with the safety concerns schools face today. Educational spaces and technology that don’t completely meet school needs. Athletic equipment that requires an investment to extend its useful life. The district expects that a good portion of the total project costs will be eligible for State Aid if the Referendum is approved. If it is not approved, facility needs will still exist, but construction costs could rise and the same level of State aid may be unavailable.
When and Where?
March 10, 2015
Location: Beach Administration Building, 560 Bowe Boulevard
Time: 2 – 9 p.m.
Tell Me More
Use the links on the left to read more information on these important projects that affect everyone in Glassboro.