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On January 25, 2022 there will be an election to vote regarding the issuance of $17.5 million worth of bonds to fund new roofs for Princeton Public Schools and to make urgent repairs including repairing the aging masonry on the Princeton High School Tower. In-person voting will be held on January 25 between 1:30 and 8 PM.

Unlike expensive annual roof repairs made at full cost to taxpayers out of the PPS operating budget, funding facilities repairs through a referendum is more-cost-efficient. The State of New Jersey will subsidize up to 34 cents out of each dollar of principal and interest.

The proposed upgrades include:

  • New roofing for Princeton High, Princeton Middle School, Community Park, Johnson Park, Littlebrook and Riverside
  • Repairing deteriorating masonry at PHS
  • New siding at Littlebrook and Riverside
  • Skylight, gutter, and fascia repairs at Johnson Park
  • Replacement of outdated rooftop HVAC units at all six schools
  • Solar-ready roofing at all six schools

“As many Princeton families have experienced firsthand, failing roofs affect student learning,” said Matt Bouldin, PPS Business Administrator. “In recent years, PPS has implemented a series of short-term fixes to address the problem. These tactics are not cost-effective, nor do they solve the ongoing problem of aging and leaking roofs."

The vote is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25.

On December 11, ballots will be mailed to those voters who have requested mail-in ballots. Please confirm the location of your polling place. All four PPS elementary schools will be open for voting on January 25 between 1:30 and 8 PM.

For more information on the proposed upgrades and financial details, please click here.

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