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Special
School Board Election will hold on January 24, 2012 (Tuesday) to vote for
approval of
a
proposed $30.2 million bond referendum
. Fort Lee voters will decide whether to
tax themselves for the next 25 years to pay for construction and renovations to
school facilities.

 

A property
owner with a home assessed at $468,436 ? the average in 
Fort Lee ? would pay
$103 more annually in taxes, according to figures compiled by the Fort Lee
Schools Bond Referendum Committee.

 

District
officials say they’re aware that these are tough financial times. But they
insist the proposed upgrades and classroom expansion can’t be put off any
longer.

 

After voters
shot down two other bond proposals last year, district officials scaled down
the scope of this latest proposal and are asking taxpayers for a third of what
they previously had sought. The district will lose its chance to apply for $9.8
million in matching state grants if voters reject the referendum again.

 

The proposed bond issue would
allow the district to replace boilers, some of which are operating at 40
percent efficiency; install new roofs, windows and heating units; update middle
and high school science labs, and add classrooms to the middle school.

 

Two
more community forums and two tours to educate the public about a proposed
$30.2 million bond referendum have been scheduled for this month for
individuals who wish to learn more about how the money would be spent.

 

January 24 Special School Board Election is the first election assisted in Korean language. Korean American Voters’ Council will attend the community forum meeting on Jan 3 and walking tour of the schools on January 4.


WALKING TOURS
OF THE SCHOOLS
 


Meet at the Fort Lee Board of Education Office,
255 Whiteman Street, Fort Lee
 

·  Wednesday, January
4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

·  Wednesday, January
18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.


COMMUNITY FORUM MEETINGS 

Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center, 1355
Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee 

·  Tuesday, January 3,
2012 at 7:00 p.m.

·  Tuesday, January 17,
2012 at 7:00 p.m.

 


 

KOREAN AMERICAN CIVIC EMPOWERMENT
NEW YORK OFFICE: 163-10 NORTHERN BLVD. #307 FLUSHING, NY 11358 TEL: (718) 961-4117 FAX: (718) 961-4603
NEW JERSEY OFFICE: 185 BRIDGE PLAZA N SUITE 306 FORT LEE, NJ 07024 TEL: (201) 488-4201