Forum slated Tuesday on WW-P referendum

$27.5 million measure to go before voters Jan. 24

By: Emily Craighead
   An open public forum on the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District facilities referendum is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.
   In conjunction with a presentation by the Citizens Referendum Team, school administrators will offer tours of areas in High School South that would be renovated with referendum funds.
   The facilities referendum includes upgrades and additions to five of the district’s 10 schools, four of which are the oldest schools in the district. High School South would receive five new enclosed classrooms through renovations, new partitions for the open space classrooms, a new auditorium, an additional gym, and other selected renovations.
   Dutch Neck Elementary School would receive six additional classrooms and upgrades to small group instructional spaces and heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements.
   Maurice Hawk Elementary School would see improvements to the modular classrooms and the HVAC system in that area of the school, as well as other selected upgrades.
   Wicoff Elementary School would receive improvements and upgrades to the HVAC system, modular classrooms, and the original second-floor classrooms.
   High School North would receive a new multi-science lab from a converted classroom.
   A second question requests funding for the conversion of grass athletic fields, one at High School North and one at High School South, to multi-sport synthetic turf fields
   Voters will decide the $27.5 million referendum, including the $25.2 million base question and $2.3 million second question, on Jan. 24.
   The Citizens Referendum Team is a group of citizens who support the facilities referendum. Its goal is to inform members of the community about the details of, and need for, the referendum and to encourage citizens to vote for its passage.