Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff, The Rutherford community has voted to reject the proposed $53M referendum to improve our school facilities. While this is a disappointing result, we still need to provide adequate space for our growing enrollment and create environments to support our students academically. We will examine our plan to determine if there is a less encompassing alternative that could still give us more classroom space and make the district compliant with federal and state mandates, even if it does not fulfill all of our needs. Thank you to all of the voters who … [Read more...] about Referendum Rejected
October 2nd: Let Your Voice be Heard! Vote today on the “Our Kids, Our Vision, Our Future” Referendum! Polls close today at 8 p.m. Vote! … [Read more...] about Let Your Voice be Heard!
Problem: As enrollment increases and we offer more programs, our classroom space is impacted. Solution: Investing in the “Our Kids, Our Vision, Our Future” referendum will provide 11 more classrooms at Pierrepont, 5 new classrooms at RHS, 3 classrooms at Union and 2 additional classrooms at Lincoln. This is a total of 21 new classrooms in the district! In addition, students will have expanded space for physical education classes as we add a gym at Union and Pierrepont. The “Our Kids, Our Vision, Our Future” Referendum Vote is Tomorrow, October 2nd. Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 8 … [Read more...] about Class Space
Problem: There is not a working kitchen in the district. In the high school, students need to leave campus or purchase lunch from a small pantry if they decide to stay in the building. In other schools throughout the district, food is prepared off site and then needs to be delivered to all schools throughout the district. This limits food choices to foods that can be delivered early and stay warm in a delivery container. Solution: Investing in the “Our Kids, Our Vision, Our Future” referendum will add a district working kitchen to the new cafeteria at the high school. Higher quality … [Read more...] about District-Wide Kitchen
Problem:RHS has limited space and is in need of more classrooms for increased enrollment and updated science labs for programming. Solution: The architect examined the space available at the RHS and presented the BOE with four options. In order to keep the pool, the BOE would need upgrades for the pool at an estimated $1 million dollars. That money would be in addition to new construction for laboratory space. Depending on the option chosen, the new construction would add an additional $2.5 million or $6 million to the proposed referendum. The pool is used by the district only for … [Read more...] about Transformation of Pool