Chatham BOE Offers Open Panel Discussion on $12 Million School Referendum at CMS Wednesday, July 27

Chatham Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa gives an overview of the six capital improvement projects the public will vote on Sept. 27 Credits: SDOC
The new $12 million capital improvement referendum will be offered to the public as six separate questions on Sept. 27 Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education will hold two special meetings - one in the morning and one in the evening - on Wednesday, July 27, to answer questions and discuss the $12 million capital improvement referendum that will be voted on in September.

Open panel discussions are set for 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the Chatham Middle School Library Media Center located at 480 Main Street.

The BOE is offering a new referendum for a vote by the public after its original $24.8 million referendum was voted down by the public on April 21, 2015.

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The six projects to be voted on Sept. 27 in a special referendum vote are: 1-Renovation of the Chatham High School Auditorium ($3.5 million). 2-Renovation of the Chatham Middle School Auditorium ($3.8 million). 3-Addition of STEM labs at Chatham Middle School ($3.2 million). 4-Improvements to Cougar Field ($1.4 million). 5-Addition of four classrooms to Milton Avenue School ($2.4 million). 6-Roof replacements ($1.5 million).

Unlike the first referendum that was defeated, taxpayers will get to vote on each project independently. Each will stand alone for a yes or no vote.




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