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Middletown to Vote on $32M Referendum

The school district anticipates $12.9 million in state funding, which would otherwise not be available if the referendum is voted down.

A $32.2 million referendum on school improvements will be on the ballot in Middletown on Tuesday.

The district anticipates receiving $12.9 million in state funding, which it would not receive if the referendum is voted down. The remaining $19.3 million would be funded by a local bond.

The project would include upgrades to the heating systems at the high schools and middle schools and roof replacement at the high schools and middle schools, as well as Bayview, Fairview, Leonardo, Lincroft, Middletown Village, Navesink, New Monmouth, Nut Swamp, Ocean Avenue and River Plaza elementary schools.

Voting on the referendum will take place from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
njx March 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM
I am voting yes, as are most of the people I know.
commonman March 11, 2014 at 01:38 PM
It prob will pass due to the fact that most people are afraid to call the BOE bluff. bunch of sheep
natalie117 March 12, 2014 at 01:29 PM
@commonman, seems you nailed it. BAAAAAAAA :(((
Johnny Local March 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Commonman...."Now can we at least get a look at the bidding process involved no chance it wasnt(sp) rigged" . . . . .That's quite an insightful observation Commonman. You do know that the bidding process hasn't begun yet, right?. . . . "thats(sp) fine bob im(sp) ok with that then we can watch as this board figures out to do a budget like the rest of us.". . . . I had to use my Neanderthal to English dictionary but I think you said that the board needs a budget? You mean the one they do every year, vote on and publish? . . . . . "U could slash the pay/bennys of every town worker from police to teachers 20% and I guantee(sp) there will still be a line a mile long wanting those jobs". . . . . Great idea Commonman, that's just one of the perks of living on this little island called Middletown in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We can treat our employees like crap because there is no other place for them to work within a thousand mile radius, we are not in competition with anyone.. . . . . Thanks for all your astute observations Commonman. I think you epitomize the level of intelligence of most of the people posting here.
Bob English March 13, 2014 at 01:36 PM
As an fyi, Middletown is scheduled to receive over $3 million LESS in school state aide then it did in 2010. Good article at this link which notes that 4 out of every 5 districts in NJ are also scheduled to receive less in 2015 then they did in 2010. http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/14/03/12/is-record-high-state-aid-to-schools-really-just-a-numbers-game/

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