Our school district benefits from its strong community;
our community benefits from the strength of its schools.
WE ARE #ONECLIFTON
Thank you, Clifton!
Preliminary results indicate voter approval of the bond referendum to make major improvements at all of the city’s 19 public schools. The county will not certify the results for a while, but the votes tallied so far point to a win for Clifton students and the entire community.
Unofficial results are 2,971 votes in favor and 1,462 votes opposed.
Next: Official verification from the Passaic County Clerk’s Office, along with the final count, will be posted here when procedures are complete. Meanwhile, we are excited to confer with our architects to project a timeline to get work done over the next two and a half years.
The best source for information will be this website, which we will regularly update. Watch our social media channels, too! (Links at the bottom of this page.)
On behalf of the staff and Board of Education of Clifton Public Schools, I really appreciate every person who took time to learn about the bond referendum and cast a ballot. These improvements will make important and long-lasting changes for the #OneClifton community!
Dr. Danny Robertozzi, Superintendent of Schools
For more than 100 years, families have chosen Clifton as a place to work, buy homes, raise their families and open businesses. Today, it’s an incredibly diverse community, where neighborhoods retain a strong sense of identity. Clifton Public School District plays an integral role in uniting the city, from its tight-knit community grade schools to its high school of about 3,000 students. Residents of all ages rally around the sports teams and the Mustang Marching Band. The district benefits from its strong community, and the community benefits from the strength of its schools.
We are #OneClifton!
Security - HVAC - Modernized Bathrooms - Auditorium & Field renovations - Accessibility - State aid to pay 1/3 of the costs
School leaders run the district with the solid and responsible attitude that defines this hard-working city. They’ve targeted improvements that impact the many communities of Clifton. In recent years, the district has renovated the High School’s auditorium and built state-of-the-art science labs. It’s added an HVAC system to an elementary school that houses a high number of students with special needs.
After a century of serving students, Clifton schools need major upgrades to draw and retain residents. With 2 early learner academies, 14 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and a high school, the improvements will impact thousands of students and staff members. Proposed projects include HVAC systems for the district’s schools, a new turf field and field house, and new bathrooms to replace ancient facilities … some of which have been around every bit of those 100 years!
Clifton has the opportunity to make these improvements without local taxes taking on the total cost. State aid will pay for more than a third of a district’s building projects, but only if they are funded by a voter-approved bond.
That's like getting an extra $2.2 million in state funding every year!
Clifton residents will vote on improvements on April 20, 2021. In the months leading up to the vote, the district will share information and answer residents’ questions about the proposal, and about what the improvements would mean for the schools and the community.