School Board To Present Capital Projects Plan

RAHWAY – The school board will provide information on a proposed district-wide capital projects referendum at a town meeting on Thursdya, June 11, at 6:45 p.m. in the Rahway Library’s meeting room.

The Board of Education will present a $34 million  referendum to voters on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Thursday, school officials will explain the plan with a slide show and question and answer period.

Officials said the referendum includes the following projects:

  • Construction of 12 new instructional spaces at Grover Cleveland School
  • Renovation of science classrooms and laboratories at the high school and middle school that are over 40 years old
  • Renovation of the existing high school auditorium and performing arts areas and the addition of more space for the performing arts
  • Replacement of fire alarm systems at all schools
  • Upgrading the security of the elementary schools
  • Re-roofing of sections of the high school
  • Installation of solar energy panels on the roofs of the high school and middle school

The solar panels will generate electricity that will help to reduce energy costs and at the same time produce energy that the school district plans to sell back to the utility company generating revenue that can be applied to other areas of the school budget, officials said.

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