VERONA, NJ - Dr. Rui Dionisio announced the details of the 2019 Verona Bond Referendum, which will be put to vote during the Nov. 5 election.  Noting that Verona’s schools and facilities are close to 100 years old, Dr. Dionisio stressed the importance of the repairs and upgrades to the district’s schools.

A needs assessment dating back to 2005 identified $67 million in capital improvements.  The Board of Education spread out the projects over a long period of time because the cost was too high for one referendum.  Priorities were identified and referendum projects take place every 5-8 years.

The 2019 referendum will include two questions.

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Question 1 includes roofs, windows, stage rigging, paving, masonry, elementary school playgrounds and resurfacing, boiler repairs, HBW track replacement, school security enhancements, VHS/HBW locker rooms and trainer rooms, floor/wall tile, gym floor replacement, HBW façade/gutters, and phone communication system.   The cost per taxpayer is $174 a year, or $14.50 a month.

Question 2 focuses on air conditioning, and the cost per taxpayer is $43 a year or $3.50 a month.

For more information, two additional bond referendum presentations will take place:

September 28, 10:00 am., Verona High School

October 12, 2:00 p.m., Verona High School

Those who can’t attend the presentations can visit for more details.