HOLMDEL (September 27, 2017) – The Holmdel Township Board of Education is extending its thanks to the community today for its support of the Holmdel 2020 Initiative. The referendum was approved by voters yesterday by a vote of 1020-675. “The entire Board of Education and I are very pleased that the town has overwhelmingly approved The Holmdel 2020 Initiative,” said Board President Joseph Hammer. “This critical investment in our schools' infrastructure and our children's education will dramatically improve our district,” he added. The result of more than a year of collective efforts, the 40.3 million dollar referendum is designed to enhance the district’s academic, athletic and arts infrastructure, and as a result, programs at all levels, with a particular emphasis on updating the William R. Satz School with Science Labs, a state-of –the art media center and renovated classrooms. The Satz building opened to Holmdel students in 1968 as Holmdel Intermediate School and has remained fairly unchanged since it was first constructed. Superintendent Dr. Robert McGarry, echoed Mr. Hammer’s sentiment. “We are thankful to the community for taking the time to vote for this important and strategic referendum,” he said. “I am pleased that the community agreed with our position that our community can’t allow aging and outdated facilities to place limits on what our students are capable of achieving,” he added. The district administration and board will be working in the coming months to establish a detailed timeline for the various projects that are part of the overall Holmdel 2020 Initiative. All projects expected to be complete by the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The full scope of the approved 2020 Initiative can be viewed on the district’s website.