$164.4M

September 25, 2019 | Number of The Day
Spending approved by voters in eight NJ school districts

Voters in eight school districts on Tuesday approved more than $164.4 million in spending on a range of projects for everything from new school construction to upgrades in security and replacement of aging facilities. The results from the New Jersey School Boards Association are preliminary, pending a tally of mail-in ballots, which can be received by boards of election for up to 48 hours after the close of polls.

The eight districts where voters gave the green light for the spending were Rutherford (Bergen County), Rancocas Valley Regional High School (Burlington County), Oaklyn (Camden County), Carteret (Middlesex County), Fair Haven (Monmouth County), Rockaway Borough (Morris County), Watchung Hills Regional High School (Somerset and Morris counties) and Hawthorne (Passaic County).

Voters in the Colts Neck school district (Monmouth County) rejected a proposal to fund improvements in indoor air quality, replacement of HVAC and electrical systems, and removal of vinyl asbestos flooring.