Welcome to the Referendum Page
The Board of Education is holding a Referendum, on September 30, 2014, to ask local voters in Phillipsburg to authorize the District to raise funds through the sale of bonds to finance:
- Conversion of the existing High School to a new Middle School
- Conversion of the Barber School to a new Education Center
- Construction of an enclosed walkway at the Green School
- Construction of Public Restrooms/Field House at the PAC
- Construction of Spectator Stands at the High School varsity
- Construction of additional Parking at the High School
This “Building Excellence” proposal meets the aspirations of the community and the educational needs of our students. This program of building excellence has a positive impact at each grade level and, most importantly, will protect our school investments for years to come. The program includes several school realignments following the construction of the new High SchoolThis webpage is your source for detailed information. Please read the reports and view the media to become informed about all aspects of the Referendum.
Only days until the Sept 30 Referendum
In a November 2013 slide Presentation to the Community, the Superintendent explains the alternatives studied and the recommended course of action, with realignment proposals and associated costs.
In a November 11, 2013, Report to the Staff, the Superintendent outlines the PHILLIPSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES TRANSITION PLAN “A Plan to Provide Enhanced Facilities to Support Student Learning"
Public Meetings and Presentation
Tuesday, May 6, 7PM, High School Auditorium
Phillipsburg Ole' Towne Festival - More Information to Come
In a Q&A formatted document, Plain Talk About the Referendum is an “everything you ever wanted to know” statement including the scope of the planned construction, the reasoning behind the realignment, construction costs, tax impact, and construction schedule.
EDITORIAL: Phillipsburg has a credible facilities plan for grades K-8 Express-Times opinion staff By Express-Times opinion staff on May 11, 2014 at 6:45 AM, updated May 11, 2014 at 6:46 AM
Phillipsburg officials take high school transition plan, $8 million ballot question to the publicby Amy Herzog | Special to The Express-Times on May 07, 2014
Phillipsburg School District schedules town hall on $8.5 million bond referendum by Sarah Peters | The Express-Times on April 18, 2014 at 5:30 AM.
Phillipsburg school officials propose $10.8 million in renovations, closure of three oldest schools by Sarah Peters of The Express-Times on November 11, 2013
by Colin McEvoy of The Express-Times on March 20, 2013 The Express-Times
Back-to-School Information Sessions
The District is making every effort to communicate information regarding the September 30 Bond Referendum.
Presentations will be made at Back-to-School nights and dates will be announced shortly.
Videos & Slide Presentations
Tax Impact Calculators
Use the Tax Impact Calculator to learn of your average estimated annual Tax Impact from this Referendum by inputting the Assessed Value of your Land & Improvements. See your annual Tax Bill for Assessed Value. The calculator will estimate your average, annual Tax Impact over the 20 years of the Bond …the impact is always $0.00!
Flyers & Newsletters
Fast Facts…a one-page flyer highlighting the important facts of the referendum including costs, the zero tax impact, scope of improvements in each school, and schedule.
Voting will take place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM at voting places as follows;
You must be registered to vote in this election. Information regarding VOTER REGISTRATION can be found at the State of New Jersey, Division of Elections website at http://www.njelections.org/index.html
Vote By Mail
In New Jersey, any qualified and registered voter can now vote by Absentee Ballot for any election, for any reason. Don't feel like going to the polls? Simply vote by mail. Now there is "no excuse" not to vote! You do not have to be absent from the area on November 6 to vote by mail.
An online Vote By Mail Application is available for you to print and mail now at http://www.co.warren.nj.us/CountyClerk/Download/WarrenVoteByMailApplication.pdf
The actual Vote By Mail Ballot will be mailed when available.
Senior Property Tax Reimbursement Program
There is no Tax Impact on Seniors or other Taxpayers, but Seniors should be informed about the “Senior Freeze” program. For more information on filing for a Property Tax Reimbursement, or to obtain an application, contact the New Jersey Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-882-6597.
Information about the Program is also available on the
Division of Taxation's website at
Contact US about the Referendum
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