Logan voters overwhelmingly approve $7.8 million school proposal
|Jim Walsh, Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 9:14 p.m. ET Jan. 22, 2019|
LOGAN - Township residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $7.8 million plan to upgrade local school buildings.
"We are thrilled," Superintendent Patricia Haney said after preliminary results showed support from 81 percent of voters.
The preliminary results indicated a 358-83 vote in favor of a bond to finance the improvements.
The project calls for a new security vestibule at Center Square School and two reconfigured vestibules at Logan Township Elementary/Middle School.
The elementary/middle school also will get a new roof and exterior windows, as well as improvements to its playground and classroom lighting.
Parking lots will be repaved at each school, with Center Square School adding spaces for 18 more vehicles.
"It was a perfect time to do this," said Haney, who noted state aid will cover 40 percent of the project's costs, or $3.1 million.
The local bond will cost $55.37 per year for an average home assessed at $212,074, according to the district's website.
But the district is retiring an existing debt payment of $58.51 per year in 2018-19, Haney noted.
As a result of the net decrease of $2.74 per year, Haney asserted, "We're doing all these projects with no tax increase."