Bill Ensures Bond Proposal Moves Forward
A bill that would validate the successful 2012 bond proposal by the Monmouth Regional High School District passed the New Jersey Senate. Senate Bill 2410, sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck, was unanimously approved during a Senate voting session on Monday, March 18, 2013.
“This bill ensures that important and much needed renovations to Monmouth Regional High School will move forward,” Beck explained.
In November of 2012, the voters of the Monmouth Regional HS District (Eatontown, Tinton Falls and Shrewsbury) voted to support a bond proposal. The school board did not properly provide the statutorily required notice of 60 days to the county clerk, a recent change from last year’s school election changes, to get this successful on the ballot in the first place.
“The oversight opened up the school district to potential legal challenges of the successful bond proposal,” Beck said. “Today’s bill will validate the bond authorization that was approved by the voters. The bonds will fund some essential projects including renovations to science classrooms and the girls’ locker room as well as the removal of asbestos.”
Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagande sponsored the Assembly version, A3651.