Every student should have a seat and experience school in the right ways and the safest ways. The average age of the infrastructure addressed in the Referendum is 61-years-old. Our students need their schools to be updated and renovated to better provide great education, improve safety, and accommodate for the future growth in students in the years to come.
Over the past six years, the Edison School District has seen our student population grow an average of 377 children per year. This has created logistical challenges that impact students’ educational experience, teaching environment and safety. Because of this, your Board of Education is presenting a referendum that will make critical improvements to six of our nineteen schools within the district – improvements that will provide needed relief from overcrowding to the entire school body while bringing our educational environment into the 21st century.
Simple. Classes will grow even more overcrowded, our school ratings will be negatively impacted, additional trailers will be added at the taxpayers’ expense, our high schools may need to break into split schedules (double sessions) – imagine trying to get a full high school education in half the time as other high schools in NJ provide – and the proposed important safety upgrades will not move forward.