Cherry Hill Bond

Investing in our Schools. 

Cherry Hill is the 11th largest school district in New Jersey, and one of the largest here in South Jersey. We have 19 separate schools totaling 1.7 million square feet that span 354 acres. Of our 19 schools the newest was built in 1970. We have 1,696 professional staff and a student body of 10,760 in grades K-12. Our students speak 72 different languages at home. Currently we have a 16% free/reduced lunch rate and a 19% special education classification rate.

Cherry Hill has been underfunded by the State for 30 years.

The last successful bond referendum was in 1999 for $52m. Work from this bond lasted until 2005. The Board at that time knew there was a lot more to do. The next bond referendum vote in December 2018 did not pass.

To date, Board of Education members, Garrison Architects and District Administrators have presented the District improvement plan at over 30 meetings to schools and community groups.

Garrison Architects and a diverse team of experts have identified $363M worth of work as part of a long-term Facilities Improvement Program that we are looking to fund with this Bond – including significant renovation and/or addition work in ALL 19 schools.

Critical work (including safety, security, infrastructure, air quality and air conditioning, roofs, ADA, modernized classrooms, energy-efficient lighting, all-purpose rooms, and more) needs to be completed in our schools.

Here are the proposed plans for Kilmer Elementary

Kilmer Upgrades

How Will the Bond Benefit Kilmer