Editor's Note: A referendum asking voters in Warren Township, Watchung and Long Hill Township is scheduled to head to the polls in those towns from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Here are polling locations and a rundown on what voters are being asked to approve. The letter submitted on behalf of the Watchung Hills Regional Education Association asks for support for approval of the $12.5-million referendum question, of which voters in the three towns would share up to $7.5 million in costs, with the state to contribute about $5 million.
My name is Jose Rodriguez, and I am the proud president of the Watchung Hills Regional Education Association (WHREA). The WHREA is an all-inclusive, 249-member organization representing teachers, education support professionals, guidance counselors, Student Assistant Counselors, child study members, security guards, buildings and grounds and maintenance personnel, nurses, and bus drivers.
Our diverse school team helps to provide the very best for Watchung Hills Regional students — from the moment they are picked up, arrive at school, and return home. WHREA members are a dedicated group, and we take what we do very seriously; our common goal is to educate the whole child and each of us understands that we are a part in helping shape our future generations.
But we need your help. On Tuesday, September 24, you will have an opportunity to vote on a referendum project for our high school. Our buildings are in desperate need of routine maintenance and upgrades to continue to provide our students—and this community—with the great education we have all come to enjoy and expect.
As a fellow educator and NJEA member, we know that you understand the value of improved working conditions and educational enhancements. We also know that we share a common goal in keeping New Jersey’s public schools among the best in the natio
On behalf of the WHREA, I urge you to vote YES on the referendum project this Tuesday. Please help support our children, our community and the WHREA members here at the Watchung Hills Regional High School.
Jose Rodriguez, President
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