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
Activities 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 EducationLetter 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.
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.
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.
News & News ReleasesA final hearing on Woodstown-Pilesgrove's $10 million school bond proposalPublished: Friday, November 1, 2012
by Brittany Wehner/Today's SunbeamWoodstown-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 SunbeamWoodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District closer to putting $9.9 million referendum before voters
Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012,
by Sharron Sparks Boyle/ Today's SunbeamWoodstown-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
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
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 http://youtu.be/3aGrFv10IekHonoring 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
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.
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. 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 proposalPuzzle Pieces...a 2-page flyer mailed to all residents outlining the Referendum benefits to the community
Voting will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM within each municipality as follows;
Reliance Fire Company
Sharptown Methodist Church HallYou 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 http://www.njelections.org/.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 … firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Sept 13
Grtr Woodstown AARP
Tuesday Sept 25
First Baptist ChurchWoodstown Council
Tuesday Sept 25
Ag Ed Advisory Comm.
Wednesday Sept 26
Saturday Sept 29
10:00 AM start
W-P Business Association
Wednesday October 10