FRHSD: Ensuring Excellence

Thank you for taking the time to learn about FRHSD: Ensuring Excellence, a proposal to reinvest in our schools. As you navigate this site you will find a wealth of information about the specific details of the endeavor as well as its benefits for the entire community.

The proposed bonds are for $39.8 million. The timing for the referendum is ideal, as existing debt from the last referendum the district issued - the construction of Colts Neck High School nearly 20 years ago - is expiring. As a result, these upgrades will have no negative tax impact on our community members, as the dollars saved from expiring debt will be reinvested into our facilities to cover the costs. If the FRHSD chose not to reinvest these funds into our buildings, taxpayers would see a 3% reduction in the overall tax levy. With the reinvestment into new bonds, taxpayers will still see a 1% decrease. Additionally, the state will cover almost 30% of the cost of the project, encompassing over $11 million dollars.

Tax Impact

FRHSD: Ensuring Excellence is designed to focus on four key areas.

Referendum Priorities

These areas were carefully selected, with input from teacher and student groups, as well as building administrators. Conversations with these stakeholders helped to craft a quality project designed to meet the modern demands of education, both now and going forward. This plan aligns to the FRHSD's overall mission of providing innovative and comprehensive programs that inspire students to maximize their potential, preparing them to navigate an evolving global society.

To see the proposed projects at each individual building, please click on the school below

Colts Neck
Freehold HS Projects
Freehold Township Projects
Howell projects
Manalapan projects
Marlboro Projects

The cost breakdown of the projects is:

Financial Impact

The FRHSD: Ensuring Excellence Referendum will be brought to the public at a special election on October 2, 2018. To learn more about the voting process, please click here.

The presentations below supply more detailed information on each aspect contained in the referendum proposal.

Please check back periodically for additional updates.

2018 Facility Referendum 4.23.pdf

March 19, 2018:

Slideshow Presentation to the Board of Education

Video of March 19th Presentation to the Board