Projects

Proposed projects would have strong student and community impact

Bond funding does more than get big projects done. It gets them done with state aid at a reduced cost to local taxpayers.

GEHR keeps its operating budget tight by focusing on the basics year after year. Larger projects don’t always fit in, and some can be pushed off for another year. By separating those improvements into a different funding source – the sale of bonds instead of the annual budget – we can accomplish projects without impacting the everyday needs of our educational program.

  • More than 2/3 of our students are involved in athletic or performing arts activities that provide engaging and productive activities as part of the school day and outside those hours.

  • Student athletes use our fields, tracks and courts all year long. Athletics support the pursuit of academics by increasing engagement and teaching time management, collaboration, perseverance and other life skills. Games attract thousands of spectators across the seasons.

  • Students showcase their prowess on the auditorium stages, while students behind the scenes learn the technical side of bringing productions to life. Our auditoriums welcome parents and the public for events that are related to school, as well as those that are not. They are a community resource.

  • Taxpayers recognize the value that GEHR schools bring to the community with an everyday sense of pride and a longer-term calculation of home prices. Periodic updates such as more secure and efficient exterior doors, efficient LED lighting, improved paving and better drainage/irrigation would protect their investment.

The bond referendum on Oct. 6, 2022 is a chance to get nearly $8.9 million in state aid toward $21 million worth of improvements.

  • Voter approval is the only way to get that state aid.

  • The tax rate will not increase because old debt is being paid off.

How would each school be improved?

Alter/renovate the building, specifically by paving the front drive and parking area and also by replacing:

  • Many exterior doors for better security and efficiency

  • Auditorium lighting and sound system, including wireless microphones

  • Main Gym bleachers with accessibility features

  • Doors to the courtyard for easy access from the Media Center

  • Wood Shop dust collection system to keep up with added equipment

Upgrade the existing stadium with:

  • A new, multi-sport turf field

  • Resurfaced/repaired track

  • LED lighting (on existing poles)

  • Repair/upgrade existing Field House

Improve other athletic facilities by:

  • New scoreboard

  • Resurfacing tennis courts

  • Upgrading the grass varsity soccer field and installing irrigation

  • Expanding irrigation to the JV baseball, softball and soccer fields

  • Rebuilding the walkways at the auxiliary gym and create new walkways to the tennis courts

  • Adding a basketball court after demolishing the temporary trailer classrooms

Alter/renovate the building, specifically by improving the drainage from the southern parking area and by replacing:

  • Auditorium lighting and sound system, including wireless microphones

  • Bleachers in the gym with accessibility features

  • Wood Shop dust collection system to keep up with added equipment


Upgrade the existing stadium with:

  • A new, multi-sport turf field

  • LED lighting (on existing poles)

  • Repairs and upgrades to the existing Field House

  • Asphalt paving for existing gravel/dirt paths

  • A new accessibility-friendly parking lot with routes to the field


Improve other athletic facilities by:

  • Creating a new ADA parking lot near the JV baseball and soccer fields and the track and field hockey field

  • New scoreboard

  • Resurfacing/repairing track

  • Resurfacing tennis courts

  • Upgrading the grass soccer field to address flooding

  • Expanding irrigation to the JV baseball, softball and soccer fields

Alter/renovate the building, specifically by replacing:

  • Hardware on all exterior doors for better security and efficiency

  • Auditorium house and sound system, including wireless microphones

Upgrade the existing stadium with:

  • A new, multi-sport turf field

  • LED lighting to extend the availability of the field

  • Resurfaced/repaired track

  • Field House for concessions stand and restrooms

Improve other athletic facilities by:

  • New scoreboard

  • Resurfacing tennis courts

  • Upgrading the grass soccer field

As the newest school in the Greater Egg Regional High School District, our Cedar Creek building needs fewer improvements than Absegami and Oakcrest High Schools.