Rutherford Public Schools' Referendum

This site explains and illustrates the plan to better our schools in Rutherford. Please take the time to navigate this site, as you will find important and detailed information about this referendum that will ultimately benefit the entire Rutherford community. We are updating this site frequently, so be sure to check back for news, updates, and announcements.

Voting Date is October 2, 2018

Topic: Voter Registration

Problem: Residents may be away for the October 2nd Referendum vote.

Solution: Residents can request a mail-in ballot by clicking the link below Bergen County Vote By Mail Ballot Application - English Residents must make a request for an absentee ballot by September 25th to vote on October 2nd.

Vote on October 2, 2018!

Informative Building Videos

Please view these informative videos from each building regarding the Referendum.

Please vote on October 2!

Rutherford High School

Union School

Pierrepont School

Lincoln school

Kindergarten Center


The Rutherford Parent Teacher Council representing the PTAs of each school endorses and supports the Rutherford Public Schools' Referendum.

Website Updates

  • Please visit the Gallery page to view the presentation boards for each school, updated on September 12, 2018.

Topic: Overcrowding

Problem: The gymnasiums at Union and Pierrepont Schools are approximately 50% the size of the Department of Education standard.

Solution: Investing in “Our Kids, Our Vision, Our Future” referendum will provide a modern gymnasium that will allow graduation to be held at Union, school-wide assemblies at Pierrepont, enhanced physical education classes and a possibility of a middle school sports program. Modern gymnasiums will also provide a facility for community events.

Vote on October 2, 2018!

Topic: Voter Registration

Problem: Not all Rutherford residents are registered to vote.

Solution: Residents can register to vote via this link Bergen County Voter Registration Application Form - English or visit Residents must be registered by September 11, 2018 to vote in the October 2nd Referendum.

Vote on October 2, 2018!

Topic: Referendum Presentations

Problem: Residents may want to learn more about the “Our Kids, Our Vision, Our Future” referendum.

Solution: Attend one of the following presentations to learn about the proposed facility improvements at each school in the district:

  • September 10th Kip Center 10 a.m.
  • September 13th RHS Auditorium 4 p.m.
  • September 21st Rutherford Public Library 10 a.m.
  • September 25th Union School 7 p.m.
  • September 27th Pierrepont 7 p.m.
  • September 29th RHS Cafeteria 10 a.m.

Vote on October 2, 2018!

Topic: Class Size

Problem: Rutherford classrooms in every school are above capacity and enrollment will grow by almost 27 students each year for at least the next five years.

Solution: Investing in the “Our Kids, Our Vision, Our Future” referendum will deliver 21 modern classrooms (including new science labs), providing over 2,600 students significantly enhanced learning environments.

Vote on October 2, 2018!

Voting Information

  • Information about registering to vote and applications to vote by mail can be obtained from the Bergen County Clerk's office, by visiting, or by calling 1-877-NJVOTER (1-877-658-6837).
  • The deadline to register to vote is September 11, 2018.

Projected Population Increase

Visit the Research page to view the detailed demographic report.


We would love to hear your thoughts on our referendum for our school district. Please click on the image to the right, which will bring you to the Facilities email link.

We thank you for your continued support of our Rutherford Public School District.