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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Millburn Township Schools Special Referendum Election on January 28, 2020

Millburn Middle School

Update 1/24

Reminder! The special referendum election on the Millburn School District’s Capital & Maintenance Plan is scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday, January 28. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Original Message

A special referendum election on the Millburn School District’s Capital & Maintenance Plan is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Millburn Schools representatives appeared at the December 17 Township Committee meeting to discuss the referendum. The Board of Education will also present information on the referendum at its upcoming meetings on January 6 and 26 and at the annual Sunday Board of Education Open Forum at the Millburn Free Public Library on January 25 at 1:30 p.m.

The referendum is part of the District’s Capital and Maintenance Plan (C&MP) to finance the improvement and maintenance of its facilities while maintaining a flat debt schedule (by issuing new bonds as existing debt expires). This is a financial strategy mindset shift for the future to finance reinvestment in District schools without increasing taxes.

This proposed referendum will provide for improvements at all schools across the District, including renovations, alteration and new construction additions. By financing through a bond referendum, taxpayers will benefit from state-funded debt service aid of up to 40% of the project costs.

The 2020 C&MP projects include:

  • Security vestibules and safety upgrades at all schools;
  • Cafeteria addition at the Middle School;
  • Infrastructure improvements (window replacements/repairs, roof replacements, masonry repairs) as needed across all schools

Please see the C&MP website at www.millburn.org/C&MP for more information, past presentations, voter information, videos and FAQs.

All residents are urged to vote in this special referendum election.

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