Welcome to the Referendum Page

The Board of Education is holding a Referendum, on the November 6 General Election Day, to ask local voters in Woodstown and Pilesgrove to authorize the District to raise funds through the sale of bonds to finance:
   ●  renovations of an Art Room and an Ag. Science Room into two
Science/Ag. Science Labs,
   ● expansion of the Middle School with a Multi-purpose room to
      accommodate Lunch
, Physical Education and Extra-Curricular
for the Middle School, and
   ● construction of an 8-classroom Early Childhood Learning Center
for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten on East Lake Road. 

These improvements are to meet the minimum requirements for core curriculum at each organizational level.

This webpage is your source for detailed information. Please read the reports and view the media to become informed about all aspects of the Referendum.

Board of Education
Letter to the Residents of Woodstown-Pilesgrove

BOE letter to residents of Woodstown-Pilesgrove outlining the Districts' needs based on CURRICULUM and STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT while minimizing the tax burden.

Superintendent's Presentation to the BOE

In a May 2012 report, the Superintendent explains the curriculum driven needs of the District and the formation of the District’s Long Range Facility Plan and this new vision for a Referendum Plan.

 Plain Talk about the Referendum
In a Q&A formatted document, Plain Talk is an “everything you ever wanted to know” statement including the scope of the planned construction, the reasoning behind the expansion, construction costs, tax impact, and construction schedule.

Architects Presentations-

Early Childhood Learning Center - Elevations, Floor Plan, Site Plan and entrance sketch.

Woodstown Middle/High School Floor Plan - Colored Floor Plan of new Science Labs and of the Multi-Purpose Room addition.

ECLC Entrance

News & News Releases

A final hearing on Woodstown-Pilesgrove's $10 million school bond proposal
Published: Friday, November 1, 2012
by Brittany Wehner/Today's Sunbeam
Woodstown-Pilesgrove school officials moving closer to asking voter approval for $10M facilities referendumPublished: Friday, April 20, 2012
by Brittany Wehner/Today's Sunbeam

Woodstown-Pilesgrove voters will be asked to OK $10 million school facilities referendum
Published: Sunday, June 03, 2012, PM
by Brittany M. Wehner/Today's Sunbeam

Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District closer to putting $9.9 million referendum before voters
Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012,
by Sharron Sparks Boyle/ Today's Sunbeam
Woodstown-Pilesgrove school officials promote approval of $9.9 million bond referendum
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 8:55 PM   
by Brittany M. Wehner/South Jersey Times
New & News Releases

Back to School Information Sessions

The District is making every effort to communicate information regarding the November 6 Bond Referendum. Presentations will be made at Back-to-School nights as follows;

Middle School; Wednesday Sept 12 at6:30 PM
High School; Thursday Sept 13 at 6:30 PM
PreK to Grade 1; Tuesday Sept 25 at 6:30 PM
Grades 2-4; Wednesday Sept 26 at 6:30 PM

Back to School


Click here for the brief Back to School Presentation


Videos & Slide Presentations…New Releases!

Confronting the Present 

This informational segment, presented by Superintendent Tom Coleman of the Woodstown Pilesgrove Regional School District, gives an overview of the upcoming referendum and the curriculum based decison making.
click on 

Tom Coleman, Superintendent
Honoring the Past 
This informational segment, presented by Board of Education President Chapman Vail, reviews past failed referendums and compares the logic of this referendum with those of the past with emphasis on historical preservation.
click on http://youtu.be/WHtZjYd3aPg
Chapman Vail, BOE President


Tax Impact Calculators

Click on the name of your Municipality to learn of your average estimated annual Tax Impact from this Referendum by inputting the Assessed Value of your Land & Improvements. See your annual Tax Bill for Assessed Value. The calculator will estimate your average, annual Tax Impact over the 20 years of the Bond using 2012 tax rate information.

   Woodstown Borough       Pilesgrove Township   

Tax Impact Calculator

Flyers & Newsletters

Back to School Flyer…a one-page flyer highlighting the important facts of the referendum including costs, tax impact, scope of improvements in each school, and schedule.

Fast Facts
Referendum Newsletter...a 4-page Newsletter mailed to all residents in the District establishing the curriculum based need, the long history of planned construction and the fullfillment of community aspirations in this proposalNewsletter
Puzzle Pieces...a 2-page flyer mailed to all residents outlining the Referendum benefits to the community
Puzzle Pieces Flyer

Voting Places

Voting will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM within each municipality as follows;

Woodstown Borough:
                Reliance Fire Company

Pilesgrove Township:
             Municipal Building
             Sharptown Methodist Church Hall


You must be registered to vote in this election.  Information regarding
VOTER REGISTRATION can be found at the State of New Jersey, Division of Elections website at
Vote By Mail
In New Jersey, any qualified and registered voter can now vote by Absentee Ballot for any election, for any reason. Don't feel like going to the polls? Simply vote by mail. Now there is "no excuse" not to vote! You do not have to be absent from the area on November 6 to vote by mail.

An online ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION is available for you to print and mail now at http://salemcountyclerk.org/Forms/default.asp.
The actual Absentee Ballot will be mailed when available.

Senior Property Tax Reimbursement Program
For more information on filing for a Property Tax Reimbursement, or to obtain an application, contact the New Jersey Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-882-6597.

Information about the Program is also available on the Division of Taxation's website at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml.

Contact Us About the Referendum
Please email us with requests for additional information at … referendum@woodstown.org.

Ballot Box

Public Meetings
and Presentations


Woodstown Rotary
Thursday Sept 13

12 Noon
Friends Village

Grtr Woodstown AARP
Tuesday Sept 25

12:30 PM
First Baptist Church
Woodstown Council
Tuesday Sept 25

7:00 PM
Borough Hall

Ag Ed Advisory Comm.
Wednesday Sept 26

7:00 PM
Ag Room

Fall Festival
Saturday Sept 29

10:00 AM start
Historic Downtown

W-P Business Association
Wednesday October 10

7:30 AM
Friends Village

Would you like to serve as a
volunteer to "inform the vote"
for the upcoming building referendum?
Click here for
the volunteer card.