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Facilities

INCREASE NJ SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDS FOR ALL DISTRICTS

Published on: June 14, 2018

ELC opposes A3902, legislation authorizing $1 billion in bonds for school facilities projects in county vocational schools and security upgrades, calling instead for comprehensive legislation for all districts.

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TIME TO REPLENISH FUNDING FOR NEW JERSEY’S SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Published on: May 10, 2018

ELC Executive Director David Sciarra recently issued the call to action to replenish funds for school construction in testimony to the Legislature's Joint Committee on the Public Schools.

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SDA DISTRICTS LACK FACILITIES CAPACITY TO MEET STUDENT NEEDS

Published on: November 20, 2017

A school facilities needs assessment completed by the NJDOE found that two-thirds of SDA districts do not have adequate space to meet student needs.

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STATE REJECTS 95% OF EMERGENT REPAIRS IN SDA SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: August 21, 2017

After taking nearly a year to review 429 applications for "emergent" facilities repairs submitted by 23 SDA districts, the NJDOE has approved state funding for only 15 repairs.

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TIME FOR STATE TO ADDRESS EMERGENT HEALTH AND SAFETY REPAIRS IN URBAN SCHOOLS

Published on: March 23, 2017

Almost six months since submitting lists of urgently needed facilities repair requests, urban school districts are still waiting for the NJDOE to make decisions on which repairs will be addressed and when.

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ADVOCATES DEMAND STATE FUNDING FOR LEAD REMEDIATION AND PLUMBING PROJECTS IN NEWARK

Published on: October 20, 2016

ELC, the NRDC, the ICC and other Newark groups have demanded that the State reopen the 2016 PEPP to include lead remediation and plumbing projects in Newark schools.

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PHILLIPSBURG HS NOW HOME TO 2000 STUDENTS IN STATE OF ART FACILITY

Published on: September 21, 2016

On Sept. 8, students in grade 9 through 12 were welcomed into the new, state of the art Phillipsburg High School. Today the facility had its official dedication.

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STATE RESPONDS TO ELC DEMAND FOR EMERGENT PROJECTS FUNDING

Published on: August 11, 2016

The NJDOE and SDA have responded to a demand by ELC to commence a new round of funding for emergent projects in New Jersey urban school buildings.

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