MANASQUAN — Voters in the Manasquan School District voted 645 to 513 Tuesday to approve a proposed $13 million school improvements bond issue.
Final results await the counting of mail-in ballots, which could take up to a week to complete, according to district officials. There were 1,167 votes cast Tuesday, representing just under 22 percent of the 5,334 voters eligible to vote.
Tuesday’s results, overall and by election district, have been posted on the county elections website.
The bond issue would cover upgrades to the Manasquan Elementary School [MES] including new ventilation systems, renovated classrooms, ceilings, floors, and an upgraded security system. The art room would be renovated with a collapsible separator and doors. The science lab would receive new furniture and “lab accessories.” The gymnasium would be redone with new wooden floors and improved locker rooms. The music suite would receive new windows.
Manasquan High School would also see improvements to locker rooms, band room, and other infrastructure. The roof would be redone and a new drainage system would be installed in the parking lot.
According to the Board of Education, the project proposed in the referendum would not cause an increase in taxes.
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