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 School

This 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

Superintendents Presentations
 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.
superintendent presentation
Public Meetings and Presentation

Tuesday, May 6, 7PM, High School Auditorium

Phillipsburg Ole' Towne Festival - More Information to Come
Plain Talk
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.
News & News Releases
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 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.
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.
 Back to School
Videos & Slide Presentations
Condensed news clip from Channel 69 News
November 19, 2013 featuring Will Lewis of WFMZ.com interviewing George Chando, Superintendent and summarizing the proposed Referendum plan
 referendum video

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.
 fast facts

Voting will take place on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM at voting places as follows;
DistrictPolling PlaceAddress
1-1 DRJTBC Administration Bldg. Sign Shop off Broad St. 
O'Donnell Apartments 235 So. Main St. 
3-1Westminster Presbyterian Church 137 Chambers St. 
4-1Jersey Hose Fire House 
540 So. Main St.
5-1Phillipsburg Senior Center 
310 Firth St.
5-2Phillipsburg Senior Center 
310 Firth St. 
6-1Municipal Building 675 Corliss Avenue 
6-2Housing Authority Community Room 
525 Fisher Avenue 
7-1Early Childhood Center 
459 Center St.
7-2Early Childhood Center 
459 Center St.
7-3 Early Childhood Center 
459 Center St. 
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 2
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.
 Vote by Mail
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
 tax impact
Contact US about the Referendum
 Please email us with requests for additional information at … referendum@pburgsd.net