Twelve school bond referendums fail in New Jersey
The only two bond referendums approved were for the Cumberland Regional district, where voters approved $9.9 million to issue bonds for replacing a roof and solar panels in the high school. In Montague Township, voters approved over $395,000 to issue bonds for partial roof replacement at the elementary school.
The most notable referendum defeats was first in Edison Township when voters defeated two ballot questions valued at over $166 million to build a new elementary school and renovate 13 schools. The other notable defeat was in Jackson Township, where voters defeated four ballot questions totalling $29.45 million dollars. The next round of school bond referendums in the Garden State will be held on March 9, 2010.