WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education announced Thursday that there will be four public meetings in January when residents will have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Jan. 26 school bond referendum.

There are two proposals in the bond; one which addresses safety, security and technology renovations in Westfield’s public schools, and a second reflecting needed upgrades to intermediate school auditoriums. A total of 40 percent of the costs of all the projects will be funded by the state if the bond is approved, according to the district.

Four different dates and times of day have been scheduled for these sessions:

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Tuesday, Jan. 5, at about 8:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt Intermediate School Auditorium, 301 Clark Street (during Board of Education meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m.).

Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Roosevelt Intermediate School Auditorium, 301 Clark Street. This meeting will be hosted by schools’ PTOs.

Tuesday, Jan. 19,  at 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Education building, 302 Elm Street, Room 105 (during the Board of Education’s meeting).

Thursday, Jan. 21, 10:15 a.m. in the Board of Education building, 302 Elm Street, Room 105. This meeting will be hosted by the Parent Teacher Council and the schools’ PTOs.

Voting will take place on Jan. 26 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. More information on the school bond is available in the “important messages” section of the district’s website, www.westfieldnjk12.org.

To read our earlier story about the referendum, click here.