Community Forum on Watchung Hills Referendum Set For Monday

Forum will 'get word out' on high school referendum.

Watchung Hills Regional High School. By John Patten
Watchung Hills Regional High School. By John Patten
Voters in the Watchung Hills Regional High School's three sending districts will be asked next week to approve a $12.5-million referendum for a list of improvements at the Watchung Hills Regional High School, of which the state is expected to fund 40 percent.

The most expensive item on the referendum list would be $6,231,800 budgeted for roof replacement on the north and south buildings. Another proposed project is $2.1 million for steam pipe replacements, according to a financial summary of the project posted on the Watchung Hills Regional High website.

The referendum project, as proposed, totals $12,553,028, of which the state is anticipated to fund a little more than $5 million, and voters pick up a shared $7.5 million of the tab, according to district figures.

Getting 'the word out'

As part of "getting the word out," the high school will be hosting a Community Forum for the upcoming referendum at 7 p.m. on Monday at the school's Performing Arts Center at the school at 108 Stirling Road in Warren.

The school district has issued an invitation to the public.

Further information about the referendum is at www.whrhs.org/referendum. The vote will be held in Warren Township, Long Hill Township, and Watchung. Green Brook students attend the school on a tuition-paying basis.


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