The Verona Board of Education meets tonight, and an email just sent out by the school district says the meeting will include an “important presentation” on the upcoming referendum by the engineer and architect involved with the proposed project.
The Board has said before that the cost of the work covered by the referendum could be $9 million or more, but has not yet presented a complete assessment. The work will cover both physical plant issues on buildings and grounds, like the compacting and resurfacing that must be done on the upper football field at Verona High School to make it playable again. It also will likely cover $500,000 in upgrades that must be made to the schools’ computer system, which is needed to administer a new state-mandated test in spring 2015.
Verona is seeking state aid for part of the cost, but dozens of New Jersey schools have also filed for assistance. The referendum would likely be held next spring.
The BOE meets at 8 p.m. in the library at Verona High School. It is open to the public.