Bond Referendum

Last Updated: 11/12/2021 6:36 PM

 

 

BUILDING EXCELLENCE REFERENDUM

Building Excellence

 

Welcome to the Referendum Page

The Board of Education is holding a Referendum, on December 14, 2021, to ask local voters in Audubon to authorize the District to raise funds through the sale of bonds to finance a Health, Safety, and Modernization Improvements Program to all three of our school buildings. We are proposing a Referendum for $26.81 million. When the Referendum is approved, the state aid is close to $11 million. This “Building Excellence” proposal meets the aspirations of the community and the educational needs of our students. This program of building excellence has a positive impact at each grade level and, most importantly, will protect our school investments for years to come.   This webpage is your source for detailed information.  Please read the reports and view the media to become informed about all aspects of the Referendum.

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Register to Vote! The Voter Registration Deadline for the Audubon Public School District Referendum is November 19, 2021. Election Day is December 14, 2021. Polls will be open from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. District voting locations are listed below:
Audubon Borough
➢ Ward 0, District 1, AUDUBON SENIOR CENTER, 247 Oakland Ave Audubon, NJ 08106
➢ District 2, AUDUBON SENIOR CENTER, 247 Oakland Ave Audubon, NJ 08106
➢ District 3, AUDUBON MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 606 W Nicholson Rd Audubon, NJ 08106
➢ District 4, AUDUBON MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 606 W Nicholson Rd Audubon, NJ 08106
➢ District 5, MURRAY TROUTT POST 262, 20 Chestnut St Audubon, NJ 08106 ➢ District 6, MURRAY TROUTT POST 262, 20 Chestnut St Audubon, NJ 08106 ➢ District 7, MURRAY TROUTT POST 262, 20 Chestnut St Audubon, NJ 08106 ➢ District 8, AUDUBON MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 606 W Nicholson Rd Audubon,
NJ 08106 Audubon Park Borough
➢ District 1, JOHN R. KERFOOT BUILDING, 504 ROAD A AUDUBON PARK, NJ 08106

To register in New Jersey, you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18
  • A resident of Camden County for 30 days before the election (November 10, 2021)

How can I register to vote?

 

How can I check my voter registration status?

Voters can check their voter registration status on the "Am I Registered?" page on the New Jersey Voter Information Portal.

 

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Architect’s Presentations

In a slide presentation to the Board, the Architect explains the detailed project scope and costs by school, NJ DOE funding/Local Share, and the schedule.

 

Audubon Referendum Presentation 10-22-21

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School

In-Person Community Presentations

Picture-based presentations and building walkthroughs as follows:

  • Audubon High Jr/Sr School – Monday, November 1, 2021 - Auditorium
  • Mansion Avenue Elementary School - Thursday, November 11, 2021 - All Purpose Room
  • Haviland Avenue Elementary School - Monday, November 15, 2021 - All Purpose Room
  • Audubon High Jr/Sr School - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - Auditorium

Past/Present presentations and information sessions as follows:

  • Board of Education Information Sessions - July 14, 2021
  • Board of Education Information Sessions - August 18, 2021
  • Board of Education Information Sessions - September 15, 2021
  • Audubon Football Homecoming Game - Saturday, October 23, 2021
  • Haviland Avenue PTA - Tuesday, October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - Library
  • Audubon Education Foundation - Monday, November 8, 2021 @ 7:00 PM AHS Library
  • Mansion Avenue PTA - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
  • Audubon Park - TBD
  • Audubon Borough – Commissioners - TBD
  • Audubon Fathers Association - Information shared digitally. In person meeting TBD
  • Young at Heart - TBD

If you or your civic group would like to schedule a Presentation Meeting, please email us at referendum@audubonschools.org

 

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Video of Presentation

Presentations

Referendum Overview, a summary video of pertinent Referendum facts and fulfillment of the long-held vision for improved Audubon Schools by Andrew P. Davis, Ed.D. - Superintendent of Schools Financial Overview - Deborah J. Roncace, C.P.A. - Business Administrator/Board Secretary discusses financial issues including debt retirement, new bonds, state reimbursement, and local tax impact. Live Presentations are available for your club or neighborhood association. Call Laurie Crea in the Administrative Offices to schedule… 856-547-7695 X 4102

 

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Tax Information & Senior Tax Freeze

 

Tax Impact Calculator

Use the Tax Impact Calculator to learn of your average estimated annual Tax Impact from this Referendum by inputting the Assessed Value of your Land & Improvements. See your annual Tax Bill for Assessed Value. The calculator will estimate your average, annual Tax Impact over the 20 years of the Bond. DID YOU KNOW? The Annual School Budget has been kept within the State Cap for the last 3 years.

APSD Property Tax Impact Calculator

 

New Jersey Treasury: Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)

The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax or mobile home park site fee increases on their principal residence (main home). To qualify, you must meet all the eligibility requirements for each year from the base year through the application year.

 

Age/Disability

You (or your spouse/civil union partner) were:

  • 65 or older on December 31, 2019; or
  • Actually receiving federal Social Security disability benefit payments (not benefit payments received on behalf of someone else) on or before December 31, 2019.

Residency

You lived in New Jersey continuously since December 31, 2009, or earlier, as either a homeowner or a renter.

Home Ownership

Homeowners. You owned and lived in your home since December 31, 2016, or earlier (and you still owned and lived in that home on December 31, 2020).

Mobile Home Owners. You leased a site in a mobile home park where you placed a manufactured or mobile home that you owned since December 31, 2016, or earlier (and still lived in that home/leased the site on December 31, 2020).

If you moved from one New Jersey property to another and received a reimbursement for your previous residence for the last full year you lived there, you may qualify for an exception to re-applying to the Senior Freeze Program. Visit Requirements for Resuming Eligibility for more information.

Property Taxes/Site Fees

Homeowners. The 2019 property taxes due on your home must have been paid by June 1, 2020, and the 2020 property taxes must be paid by June 1, 2021.

Mobile Home Owners. Your site fees must have been paid by December 31 of each year respectively.

Income Limit

Your total annual income (combined if you were married or in a civil union and lived in the same home) was:

2019 – $91,505 or less; and

2020 – $92,969 or less

See Income Limits History for past years’ income limit amounts.

 

Additional Documents

 

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Flyers & Newsletters

Fast Facts is a one-page flyer highlighting the important facts of the referendum including costs, state funding, the local tax impact, scope of improvements in each school, and the schedule. The Display Boards provide a detailed listing of the included health, safety, and modernizations projects as well as the architect's rendering of said projects. The picture-based presentations are a visual representation of the building walkthroughs conducted at each school leading up to the referendum vote on December 14, 2021. 

Fast Facts - Full Referendum

 

Audubon Junior-Senior High School

AHS - Fast Facts

AHS - Display Board

AHS - Picture-Based Building Walkthrough

 

Mansion Avenue Elementary School

MAS - Fast Facts

MAS - Display Board

MAS - Picture-Based Building Walkthrough

 

Haviland Avenue Elementary School

HAS - Fast Facts

HAS - Display Board

HAS - Picture-Based Building Walkthrough

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