Final Referendum Q&A Wednesday

By on March 4, 2014

A heat pipe broke at VHS in February, spreading the rusty water on a floor. The referendum would replace the high school's heating and ventilation system, which is original to the 58-year-old building.

A heat pipe broke at VHS in February, spreading the rusty water on a floor. The referendum would replace the high school’s heating and ventilation system, which is original to the 58-year-old building.

Verona’s public schools superintendent, Steven A. Forte, will hold his fourth and findl information session about the upcoming referendum to improve the schools tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the H.B. Whitehorne Middle School auditorium.

The total cost of the referendum to taxpayers now stands at $13.8 million, after the Board of Education secured a nearly $2.8 million grant from the state of New Jersey. The cost works out to 48 cents per day for the average Verona property. Most of the money would be spent on repairing Verona’s aging school buildings, including $3.8 million to replace the heating system that is original to Verona High School, which was dedicated in 1956.

MyVeronaNJ.com has developed comprehensive coverage of the referendum, which will be put to voters on March 11. You can read all our stories here.

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