Saturday, November 19, 2016

Letter From Mullica Superintendent Andrew Weber

   P. O. BOX 318; 500 ELWOOD ROAD • ELWOOD, NJ • 08217 • PHONE 609-561-3868 EXT. 120 •FAX 609-561-7133 

Mr. Andrew Weber Mrs. Tracey Domena
Superintendent Supervisor of Special Education
Ms. Karen Gfroehrer Mr. Matthew Mazzoni
Business Administrator Principal
Mrs. Donna Lesher Mr. Thomas McLaughlin
Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction Vice-Principal

November 18, 2016

Dear Parents,
On Thursday, November 17, 2016, I was officially notified by the Office of the Atlantic County Clerk that Referendum Question #1 successfully passed! The unofficial results reported last week did not reflect provisional votes and absentee ballots. The official results, however, did not change the outcome of Question #2, which was defeated.

The work contained in Question #1 will allow the district to repair and replace significant portions of the roof throughout the school complex. The scope of work for the roof will vary from a complete tear down to the rafters, to less complicated work such as flashing, gutter, and downspout replacement. The passing of Question #1 will also allow the district to fix the sanitary sewer system, repair exterior masonry throughout the complex, and replace outdated electrical panels. Additional work will also be done to bring the school complex up to code with ADA requirements. Finally, doors and door hardware will be replaced and upgraded at various locations, with most work on the middle school side.

Although the defeat of Question #2 will prevent the district from installing air conditioning in the cafeteria, addressing parking, and installing energy efficient lighting, all concerns regarding safety, security, and health will be addressed. Please be assured the district is committed to providing the best education possible in a physical environment that is safe, secure, technologically advanced, and meets the needs of all learners. Moving forward, the district will work diligently to plan for alternative ways to address the areas in Question #2.

In the coming weeks and months, I, along with members of the administration and Mullica Township School District Board of Education will work with various stakeholders to expedite the construction process. It is the district's intention to schedule and complete a majority of the work during the summer of 2017.

On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank you for supporting the referendum. Your support will allow the district to properly maintain the school building in a manner we can all be proud of. Working together, we will continue to make Mullica a great place to live, work, and receive a world class education.

Yours in education,
Andrew Weber
Mr. Andrew Weber
Superintendent of Schools

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