by Christine Corliss
Data Specialist and Communications Coordinator
for the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District
CALDWELL-WEST CALDWELL, NJ - On Monday, Oct. 13, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education voted on the proposal to put a bond referendum vote to the public. The total of the bond is $18, 205, 394, resulting in an approximately $11 per month impact to taxpayers. The special election to vote on the bond referendum will occur on Tuesday, Dec. 9.
In order to educate the public on the elements of the proposed bond, its tax impacts, and to answer any questions that individuals may have relative to the bond referendum, the Board of Education along with Superintendent Dr. James Heinegg will be hosting an informational meeting Wednesday night, Nov. 12, at 7pm, at James Caldwell High School located at 265 Westville Avenue, West Caldwell.
All About the Bond
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, registered voters in Caldwell and West Caldwell will vote on a bond referendum focused on improving the health, safety and security of our students and staff.
The projects proposed in the bond referendum will address security and safety needs, necessary facility repairs and technological upgrades, and health and safety improvements. These projects will preserve the school buildings for future use.In addition, passing the referendum will secure state funding for approximately 22.36% of the total project’s principal and interest payments over the life of the bond, equating to $5.8 million, depending on borrowing rates. State funding is
contingent on the referendum’s approval by voters.
Upgrade Safety and Security In and Around Our Schools
Technology and Facility Repairs
Improve Technology Foundation and Prepare for Increased Technology Needs
Health and Safety Improvements
Improve Environment / Air Quality
Improve Air Quality and Safety
Questions and Answers
Why didn’t the district take care of the renovations as part of the regular operating budget?
Assuming the referendum passes on Dec. 9, when will construction work begin and when will it be completed?
What will happen if the referendum is not approved in December?
Residents of Caldwell and West Caldwell must be registered to vote by Nov. 18.