Having already put parts of its 2022 bond referendum out to bid at the November and December board of education meetings, the Clearview Regional School District will focus this year primarily on starting referendum projects.
“At this time, there is not a lot of additional info to provide but anticipate that we will want to share more as the projects start to come online,” said Superintendent John Horchak.
Two projects in the referendum – introduced in 2020 and approved by Mantua and Mullica Hill voters in the November elections – will be started during the summer, with repairs to the middle-school’s roofs and implementation of a voice-activated fire alarm system in both the middle and high school.
“They will be the first (projects) to get started,” said district Business Administrator Esther Pennell. “A lot of our systems are beyond their useful life. They’re old. The roof replacement should happen this summer. The fire alarms will happen in both schools this summer as well.”
The projects are waiting for summer so as not to distract students. Another portion of the referendum already put out to bid is for new emergency generators for both the middle and high schools. They have been ordered and will likely arrive toward the end of the year, according to Pennell, but not put into place until early 2024.
Other referendum items will also go out to bid in the first half of 2023, including converting the high-school’s grass field to artificial turf, the addition of a STEM lab to the middle school and an upgrade for the high-school auditorium. The work is expected to be finished in 2024.
“We appreciate the community members who learned about our bond proposal and voted,” said a posting on the district Facebook page. “Now that the referendum has been officially approved, we have initiated the process toward exciting school improvements.”
More information can also be found on the school district’s website.