Voters Approve $67M Lenape Regional High School District Bond Referendum
'Yes' vote gives LRHSD access to $24M in special state aid to make district-wide upgrades at ZERO new costs to taxpayers in the eight Lenape Region communities.
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Watch our overview video to see the plan to update & enhance all our high schools!
What's Happening Now?
The PROJECTS section details upgrades and enhancements at each LRHSD school – Cherokee, Lenape, Seneca, and Shawnee. Many of the enhancements support the goal to create equity across all four district high schools, further uniting these schools as one district with a common mission to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world. The projects are part of the district’s Long-Range Facilities Plan, and many were identified by community members during the 2018 Strategic Planning process as being important for securing the district’s future. Learn more about the steps that LRHSD took to plan these projects in the PROPOSAL section.
Replacing aging Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems at all four schools is among the most significant projects needed for improved efficiency in terms of maintenance and cost savings over time. Such upgrades enable the addition of air conditioning to benefit all LRHSD students and staff – especially at a time when building temperatures are further impacted by heat-generating computers now in the hands of just about everyone. Overall, climate control also impacts breathability, energy levels, and mental focus – all of which contribute to quality learning environments.
CAREER PATHWAY PROGRAMS
Another project to support students district-wide is the enhancement of classroom spaces to create more in-depth Career Pathway programs. Any LRHSD student will be able to attend the automotive program housed at Seneca High School, the carpentry program housed at Cherokee High School, and the welding/metalwork fabrication program housed at Lenape High School. These career-focused programs will help students prepare to enter the workforce and assist area businesses with finding skilled, motivated employees to join their teams.