Dr. Christine Burton, superintendent of schools of the Millburn School District, thanks voters for their support and approving a referendum to improve district schools.
She writes: “The votes are in, and I want to thank the voters of Millburn for their overwhelming support of the school district’s referendum. 75 percent of voters said yes to our plans to purchase/renovate Washington School, update restrooms, burglar/fire/communication systems in all of our schools, and provide program enhancements for all students.
“Your votes signify a partnership with the community to provide for our students’ needs, and your support of the vision we have for their future. I look forward to continuing our work together to achieve that vision,” she says.
“Passing the referendum was the first step in that journey, and while I know we are all eager to get started, there are a few steps that must take place first.
“With the assistance of bond counsel, we will secure the funding for the bond, and our architects will begin to schedule the time frame for getting the projects underway.
“In terms of Washington School, over the next few months we will address personnel, scheduling and transportation, while we outline the programs that will take shape there. At the same time our architects will schedule the renovations to prepare for the opening of our “newest” Millburn school in September 2017.
“I can only begin to acknowledge and express my gratitude to the many community members whose hours of work and dedication have brought this referendum to a successful conclusion. I look forward to continuing this journey as we move forward with building improvements and innovative spaces around the district.”