MADISON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
VOTE DECEMBER 12, 2023
Voters APPROVE Madison Public Schools bond referendum!
Unofficial results indicate that voters have approved all three questions in the Madison Public Schools proposal.
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Madison is Moving Forward . . .
Madison Public Schools strives to promote high levels of student achievement and empower every student in healthy, safe and inviting learning environments.
. . . And Our Buildings Need Upgrades to Support High Academic Achievement madison bond referendum madison bond referendum madison bond referendum madison bond referendum madison bond referendum madison bond referendum
Careful planning and diligent research helped prioritize the most-needed infrastructure and facility improvements. Large-ticket maintenance items have been put off for years due to budget constraints, but key infrastructure items are now nearing or past the end of their useful life. Bond funding would address those needs quickly, capture state aid and reduce the risk of costly emergency repairs. Voter approval of three ballot questions could do all this – and more for the Madison community.
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A bond referendum is a vote that asks permission to borrow money through the sale of bonds. The bonds would generate upfront funds to address needs more quickly than relying on the district’s annual operating budget and without relying solely on the local tax base.
A bond referendum is a responsible financial strategy to complete building upgrades because it spreads the costs over time and some projects qualify for a special kind of state funding. Taxpayers across New Jersey pay into this funding source, but only districts with approved referenda can bring that money back home. The referendum gives the community a voice, and the state aid is only available with voter approval.
If the referendum is approved, the district could begin making the proposed improvements as soon as summer 2024.
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Like any space used daily, we need to invest in our buildings’ infrastructure to keep things running smoothly. Our current buildings need significant improvements to be able to continue providing the educational excellence that brings pride to our community.