East Brunswick schools will upgrade HVAC, add buses

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EAST BRUNSWICK – The Township Council approved a $4.2 million bond ordinance to fund the capital improvements of several East Brunswick Public Schools.

The capital improvements include:

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electrical upgrades throughout the district.
  • The purchase of 15 school buses with 54 passengers.
  • The purchase of furniture, including desks, chairs and cabinets.

Before the ordinance was passed, councilor Kevin McEvoy said he felt the members of the public who attended the June 28 council meeting pretty much needed an explanation as to why the Board of Education is coming to the council for such a large sum of money.

Township Attorney Michael Baker said there is a long history of this process.

“The answer is that the city has a much better rating for bonds and could borrow money at lower interest rates than the school board, so doing it this way saves the school board money, meaning East Brunswick’s taxpayers save money.” ,” Baker said.

The council approved and approved the bond ordinance, which will partially fund $4,421,053 in school capital improvements. The municipality pays a down payment of $221,053.

This bond ordinance will become effective 20 days after initial approval and upon final approval as provided by local bond law, the council said.

For more information visit www.eastbrunswick.org/129/Agendas-Minutes.

Please contact Vashti Harris at vharris@newspapermediagroup.com.

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