Monmouth County legislators Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini thanked Governor Christie for signing their legislation into law that would validate a successful bond proposal by Monmouth Regional High School.
“This bill validates the bond authorization that was approved by the voters and ensures that important and much needed renovations to Monmouth Regional High School will move forward,” Beck explained. “We met with Monmouth Regional officials to address this issue as soon as it arose, I’m glad the Governor signed this bill expeditiously and I’m happy we were able to help.”
In November of 2012 voters in Eatontown, Tinton Falls and Shrewsbury passed a bond issue proposed by the Monmouth Regional High School District. That bond issue was subject to a legal challenge because the school board did not properly provide the statutorily required notice of 60 days to the county clerk to put the bond on the ballot. That requirement was a change from the previous year’s school election.
“By signing this bill today essential projects at the High School can advance” says Casagrande. “Those projects include renovating science classrooms and girls’ locker rooms as well as the removal of asbestos. We are grateful for the Governor’s swift action on this legislation.”
“I am pleased that Monmouth Regional will now be able to move forward with the necessary improvements to their school facilities,” said Angelini. “This measure ensures that the will of the voters of this school district cannot be overturned based on a minor technicality.”