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Major Upgrades Planned for Hopewell Valley Schools Through Bond Referendum

by Mary Galioto

Residents of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District will vote on September 17, 2024, for a bond referendum that could significantly impact all six district schools. The proposed improvements, which follow MercerMe’s previous coverage of the District budget, would address aging infrastructure, expand classroom space, and enhance safety measures.

To help residents understand the implications, the District has launched a new website (hvrsd.org/vote). It will hold a webinar on May 16 to provide further details about how these changes affect students, parents, and taxpayers. The proposed bond would offer access to exclusive state aid, helping ensure safer and more efficient schools.

Find the full message from Superintendent Dr. Rosetta Treece and Assistant Superintendent for Business / Board Secretary Robert Robert Colavita below for more information on the referendum and what it means for the community:

Dear Hopewell Valley Regional Community, 

A new website and a May 16 webinar are two ways to learn about Hopewell Valley Regional School District’s steps toward a bond referendum. Your participation in this vote, anticipated for Tuesday, September 17, is crucial as it will propose critical improvements to Restore, Expand and Protect all six schools. 

The website hvrsd.org/vote will serve as the central place for all referendum information. This includes proposed improvements, FAQs, and details about what this financial investment would mean for our students and schools.

Additionally, HVRSD will hold a webinar about the referendum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Participants can watch from anywhere using this link, which you can also find on the referendum website. 

The Board of Education researched and planned this Budget-Driven, Future-Focused Referendum to provide well-maintained, financially efficient, safe, and optimally sized schools. This vision includes replacing aging building systems and roofs, renovating interior facilities to improve safety and security, expanding instructional space to avoid crowding at our elementary schools, and upgrading our outdoor areas to improve student safety and access. These improvements will significantly enhance the learning environment for our students. Voter approval would let HVRSD tap into a type of state aid that is only available to districts with approved bond proposals.

Bookmark hvrsd.org/vote to stay up to date as we continue communicating to help residents make informed votes.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Rosetta Treece
Superintendent of Schools

Robert Colavita
Assistant Superintendent for Business / Board Secretary

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