Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Manville, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Manville, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
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When a player is on a different level athletically than everybody else on the field there is no game plan you can have to stop him.Shawn Purcell was that player for Manville on Thursday evening in Springfield. Purcell showed off his amazing athletic prowess on his way to 195 rushing yards, 55 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in Manville’s 46-7 win over Dayton.“The biggest fear going into a Thursday game after a JV game on a Monday is you only have two days to prepare,” Manville head coach Pat Gorbatuk...
When a player is on a different level athletically than everybody else on the field there is no game plan you can have to stop him.
Shawn Purcell was that player for Manville on Thursday evening in Springfield. Purcell showed off his amazing athletic prowess on his way to 195 rushing yards, 55 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in Manville’s 46-7 win over Dayton.
“The biggest fear going into a Thursday game after a JV game on a Monday is you only have two days to prepare,” Manville head coach Pat Gorbatuk said. “I was really pleased with the way we were able to prepare. Being that the week wasn’t perfect, we got still got out here and executed. We showed that we were the better team today. They’re well-coached and were 2-0 coming in, so we did a very good job taking care of business. An average team would fold in this type of week.”
It only took one play for Purcell to show off just what kind of night it would be for him. On Manville’s first play from scrimmage, he took a handoff 63 yards for a touchdown after a cut to the backside of the play on a run up the middle.
Following a Dayton fumble that gave Manville the ball at the two-yard line, Thomas Na’Quavere punched it in from the short distance to give the Mustangs a 14-0 lead just before the end of the first quarter.
Purcell then added his second score on a similar type run as his first touchdown. He took a sweep to the right, broke a tackle and was off to the races on the backside of the play for a 41-yard score. Any defender cannot fall asleep against Purcell because even if it does not seem like the play is coming your way it can be at any moment.
“Shawn is a special player,” Gorbatuk said. “He’s a quiet kid, but he’s not quiet once the ball is snapped. He’s electric, breaks long runs, is hard to get open on at corner, makes tackles, returns kicks and we can put him 100 different places on offense and still produces.”
Not too many players have the ability to have those two type of plays as a running back before following it up with a huge play lined out as a wide receiver, but that is precisely what Purcell did. He ran right past everybody in the secondary on a go route to catch a 55-yard touchdown from Danny Wildgoose to give Manville a 26-7 lead with 2:14 left in the second quarter.
“Obviously, we’re biased, but we do really believe he’s one of the bets skill kids in the state of New Jersey,” Gorbatuk said. “If you’ve seen him play in person, I think you would understand why we believe that. At the end of the day, he’s a great human being who happens to be an awesome football player. We love that he’s both.”
Purcell then added the first two touchdowns of the second half -- a five-yard run and a 39-yard run on a sweep. The Manville defense played a strong game containing mobile Dayton quarterback Lujuan Quinones and power back Alex Altemus. Dayton’s only score came on a wild play when on 2nd-and-28 Quinones scrambled about 10 yards behind him, almost ran out of bounds, reversed field before squeezing a pass into a tight window to Bradyn Berknoph for a 41-yard touchdown.
Manville moved to 3-1 on the season with wins over Keyport and Middlesex earlier in the season. A tough opponent awaits the Mustangs next week when they host South Hunterdon.
“Our primary goal right now is to have a great week of practice,” Gorbatuk said. “We have to be ready for South Hunterdon. We thought there were two hammers on our schedule with Brearley and South Hunterdon. They play fast, hard and do a lot of different things. We have to work hard to have our kids prepared and give a 48-minute effort and more if it takes.”
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Shore took Stock Wednesday. Or, more appropriately, Stock, sophomore, left-hander Robert Stock, took the Blue Devils to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 quarterfinals.Stock, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder Threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout, leading the Blue Devils to a 6-0 victory over No. 12 Manville in West Long Branch. Shore will play the winner of Wednesday’s game between 13th-seeded Palmyra and No. 4 South Amboy. Shore is likely to play its quarterfinal on Saturday.Stock’s 105-pitch, seven-st...
Shore took Stock Wednesday. Or, more appropriately, Stock, sophomore, left-hander Robert Stock, took the Blue Devils to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 quarterfinals.
Stock, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder Threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout, leading the Blue Devils to a 6-0 victory over No. 12 Manville in West Long Branch. Shore will play the winner of Wednesday’s game between 13th-seeded Palmyra and No. 4 South Amboy. Shore is likely to play its quarterfinal on Saturday.
Stock’s 105-pitch, seven-strikeout effort gave Shore only its third victory since May 10, but it’s first of the second season. Some believe Shore, which has a win over state-ranked Red Bank Catholic, can make some noise in CJ1.
“We needed a win,” said Stock, who got a cup of coffee on the varsity level last spring. “We beat Colts Neck in the last game of the regular season and that was big heading into the states.”
Stock, who admitted to dealing with a case of the nerves during school, said he didn’t have a feel for his slider during warm-ups.
“I had a good fastball warming up, but not the slider,” Stock said. “I had some control issues early, but I took a little off, got my control and started commanding the slider in the second or third inning.”
Stock walked four, however, he did throw first-pitch strikes to 17 of 26 batters faced. Stock also stranded five Manville baserunners.
Stock walked four, however, he did throw first-pitch strikes to 17 of 26 batters faced. Stock also stranded five Manville baserunners. Overall, 66 of his 105 pitches were strikes.
“I started hitting my spots and pitching to weak contact,” Stock said.
Things got even better for Stock when his teammates put up two runs in the last of the third. A bunt single by Lucas Rosa started the rally. Joseph Santi followed with a single. An outfield error allowed Rosa to score. Another sophomore, Cole Stefanelli then smacked a single to center playing Santi.
“It was good to get those runs across, but I really felt like I could put up a zero in every inning,” Stock said. “I knew it was my first state tournament appearance, but was confident.”
Not only did Stock put up zeros, he didn’t allow a hit until there was one out in the top of the fourth. Joshua Barrios broke up the no-hitter with a single to right on a 2-2 pitch. After the Barrios hit, Stock retired six of the next seven batters he faced.
Shore broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Devils loaded the bases on a single, walk and hit batsman. Richie Barton followed with a sacrifice fly, Rosa added a two-run single and the final run scored on a Manville error.
“The dugout energy was fantastic today,” Stock said. “People have no idea what a difference that makes. It really got us going.”
Manville collected its second, and final hit with one out in the seventh. Logan Klementovicz singled to right. Stock, however, regrouped and retired the game’s final two batters on seven pitches.
“Even in the seventh I still felt strong an had a good fastball,” Stock said. “I never wanted to come out, not even for an instant. I told coach this is my game and I want to finish.
“We feel like we can beat anybody,” Stock said.
If Shore can win Saturday, it would likely be paired against top-seeded and defending Group 1 champion, Middlesex, next Tuesday.
Who might get the ball in that sectional semifinal?
“Hopefully, me,” Stock said. “I’ll be ready for whatever.”
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Ramond Cruz’s afternoon was a far cry from this time last year. He sat by his garage Wednesday, fixing a grill, pausing only once when a UPS truck rolled up to drop off some packages.In early September last summer, flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida had swallowed up his block in a deluge of brown water.“I work 20 minutes away but that day I was at the airport, stuck there. I couldn’t leave (due to flooding),” said Cruz, 57, who drives a delivery truck. “My wife, Delea, had to climb out of ...
Ramond Cruz’s afternoon was a far cry from this time last year. He sat by his garage Wednesday, fixing a grill, pausing only once when a UPS truck rolled up to drop off some packages.
In early September last summer, flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida had swallowed up his block in a deluge of brown water.
“I work 20 minutes away but that day I was at the airport, stuck there. I couldn’t leave (due to flooding),” said Cruz, 57, who drives a delivery truck. “My wife, Delea, had to climb out of the second-story window. I knew she was safe because we live on the second floor but she had to jump. Somebody came and rescued her.”
His story was not unlike various others environmental advocates and local officials pointed to a block away while imploring Gov. Phil Murphy to adopt emergency rules meant to better protect New Jersey residents and property against storms that have only become more volatile due to climate change.
The rules would impact new construction in flood-prone inland parts of the Garden State. Wednesday’s press conference, led by the environmental group The Watershed Institute, took place exactly one year after President Joe Biden visited nearly a half-dozen homes in the borough — one of several communities devastated by the storm which resulted in 30 deaths statewide.
The rule change would update rainfall data and flood maps that haven’t been changed in 23 years. The state would use current and future rainfall rates instead of figures from 1999 to regulate new construction in inland areas along rivers affected by non-tidal stormwater runoff. More precisely, the state Department of Environmental Protection would raise flood hazard zones by two feet in those areas.
“What’s going on around my town in Somerset County is overdevelopment and with poor stormwater regulations all the water comes to us,” Manville Mayor Richard Onderko told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday in front of a home that caught fire after the neighboring one exploded during Ida.
“I’m trying to be an advocate, to get people help from our government ... and try to make the town more storm resilient,” Onderko continued. “Gov. Murphy plays a big role in this.”
Some developers, business groups, and labor officials have opposed the flood rules, saying while changes may be needed, the threat isn’t immediate enough to require emergency rules. They warn implementing the plans could mean risking losing thousands of development projects and say the real problem — poor stormwater management facilities — isn’t being addressed.
The emergency actions fall under the pledge Murphy made in 2020, known as NJ PACT, or Protecting Against Climate Threats, which also calls for the DEP to perform a complete accounting for all greenhouse gas emissions and create new air pollution regulations that address carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases.
The flood rules specifically were expected to take effect sometime in June, but they have yet to be installed.
Asked about the criticism he’s received from environmental advocates, Murphy said Wednesday at an unrelated event in Newark: “We’ve got the strongest environmental record of any administration in America, period. Can we be better? We can always be better. We have a whole host of projects underway right now but I would just ask them to look at the record because it speaks for itself.”
Last week in his first comments on the flood rule issue, the governor said the matter is “complicated” but noted that officials are “committed to resiliency.”
“It’s time for Governor Murphy to move forward with NJ PACT rules. These NJ PACT rules are not about regulations. They’re about people’s lives. They’re about protecting our communities and they’re about acknowledging that climate change is not some far-off threat,” said Environment New Jersey Executive Director Doug O’Malley on Wednesday at the gathering.
The DEP referred questions about the emergency flood rules to Murphy’s office. A White House spokesman did not immediately provide comment.
Ray Cantor, vice president of government affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, said Wednesday that thousands of construction and infrastructure projects would be negatively impacted if the rules were installed.
“There’s no imminent peril,” said Cantor, noting that his group was not necessarily opposed to the rules. “We support scientifically-based proper standards that go through a legitimate public process.”
Michael Cerra, a spokesman for the New Jersey League of Municipalities, an organization that represents the state’s 564 towns and cities, said in a statement that “the state should provide local officials with the power to regulate and set standards tailored to their individual needs.”
“As far as the immediate adoption of rules, we are always concerned when regulations are adopted without proper input from appropriate stakeholders,” Cerra said. “Passing rules like this through emergency adoption creates a concerning precedent and, in the long run, we’ll all be better served with a thorough public process.”
When Biden visited Manville last summer, he said he’d never seen watermarks reach so high. During a roundtable event before his walking tour at the time, the president called the losses faced by Manville “profound” — noting that homes were destroyed by gas leaks triggered by flooding and infrastructure, like the rail system, suffered damage as well.
On Wednesday, the 600 block of Boesel Avenue where Biden visited with families a year ago was mostly quiet.
One home had its porch wiped away and was never fixed.
In other areas, empty grassy lots were apparent. There was a reason for this, especially in large swaths of Lost Valley, a section of Manville that became badly damaged during the storm, said Jim Waltman, executive director of The Watershed Institute.
“Chances are there was a house there,” Waltman said.
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In what Brick Mayor John Ducey said it the “most anticipated opening in the history of Brick,” the Royal Farms convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Rtes. 70 & 88 in Brick now has an opening date.The opening date is scheduled for Dec. 8, according to the Asbury Park Press Brian Roche, director of human resources at ...
In what Brick Mayor John Ducey said it the “most anticipated opening in the history of Brick,” the Royal Farms convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Rtes. 70 & 88 in Brick now has an opening date.
The opening date is scheduled for Dec. 8, according to the Asbury Park Press Brian Roche, director of human resources at Royal Farms, told APP, "We are excited to begin serving Brick and the surrounding area."
It's funny; a year ago our former producer, Joe Votruba, wrote a post for this website asking when the completed store was going to open . Little did he know that it would be another year! At the time Joe wrote his piece, the story was that Royal Farms was having trouble staffing its first Ocean County location (they have 15 other stores in New Jersey, mainly in South Jersey, although they do have one in Manville).
The Brick Board of Zoning Adjustment approved the plan for the store in 2018, so it’s been four years in the works; other delays had to do with crosswalk changes in the area.
Royal Farms will join the battle royale that is the New Jersey convenience competition joining other stalwarts like Wawa, Quick Chek, and 7-Eleven as well as newer entrants like Farm Stores.
Royal Farms is known for its fried chicken, but it has food you would expect at a convenience store like burgers, hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches, subs, and other sandwiches. Beverage-wise, they offer all sorts of coffee drinks, cold beverages, and milkshakes.
Staff training is scheduled to start on Nov. 29 and then the much delayed grand opening on Dec. 8.
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MANVILLE – Voters will go to the polls Jan. 25 to decide whether to approve a $3.95 million bond referendum for improvements to borough schools.The projects in the referendum include boiler and roof replacements at Weston School; an auditorium conversion to the multipurpose room at Weston School; HVAC installation in the gym and auditorium at Weston School; and kitchen floor replacements at Manville High School and Alexander Batcho Intermediate School.Because of state aid and surplus capital funds, passage ...
MANVILLE – Voters will go to the polls Jan. 25 to decide whether to approve a $3.95 million bond referendum for improvements to borough schools.
The projects in the referendum include boiler and roof replacements at Weston School; an auditorium conversion to the multipurpose room at Weston School; HVAC installation in the gym and auditorium at Weston School; and kitchen floor replacements at Manville High School and Alexander Batcho Intermediate School.
Because of state aid and surplus capital funds, passage of the referendum would have zero impact on property taxes, according to the Board of Education.
The school district expects to receive $1.85 million in debt service aid from the state that would only be available if the referendum is approved.
The district will fund through its capital reserves about 53%, $2.09 million, of the project's total cost
The board said the district has been building its capital reserve fund for several years.
In the past three years, the district has annually budgeted $1.68 million to fund critical upgrades to schools.
In this school year, the district has funded improvements to the stadium, athletic fields and locker rooms at Manville High School. In addition, the district funded renovations to classrooms at Weston and Roosevelt schools and Cafeteria B at the high school.
The district serves more than 1,600 students in pre-K through eighth grade in four schools.
The board's referendum committee has explored options for expansion and renovations throughout the district over the past three years.
Voter approval will allow the district to begin the bid and construction process immediately. If approved by voters, work would start in June and should be completed before the 2022-2023 school year, according to district officials.
If voters reject the referendum, the district will be responsible for 100% of the cost and undertake the work over a longer period. Also, the district would not be able to take advantage of the service aid from the state.
Vote-by-mail ballots are available, and polls will be open for in-person voting on Jan. 25 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Main Hall at 600 Washington Ave.
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