The Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders are voting on $3-million bond ordinance next week that would allow a project at the Salem County Vocational and Technical High School to proceed.
The ordinance would appropriate $3,149,346 for an expansion project and authorize the issuance of a bond to finance it, according to county officials…
Jack Swain, Superintendent of the Salem County Vocational Technical School District, said the project has been in the works for years, but he started to push for it more when he took over before last school year.
The expansion would add seven new classrooms, as well as utilize existing space to expand the school’s physical-education facilities. The added space will allow the school to take in 125 more students starting next school year if the measure is approved.
Swain explained that the school’s enrollment is 30-percent higher than it was in 2006, and they currently have to turn away 125-150 students every year because of space limitations.