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Bloomingdale Residents Approve $1.3M School Referendum

There were 365 voters in favor of the improvements, while 171 residents opposed.

Bloomingdale residents approved on Tuesday a $1.3 million referendum to improve conditions at Martha B. Day and Walter T. Bergen schools.

There were 365 votes cast in favor of the health and safety improvements and 171 opposed the referendum, according to NorthJersey.com.

Bloomingdale's $1,341,950 project is eligible for $536,780 in state funding. Residents will be responsible for the remaining 60 percent—$805,170—of the repairs.

The improvements include replacing the boilers and improving security lighting at both schools, and improving handicapped accessibility at MBD, repairing masonry and replacing the rear stairs.

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