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.
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.
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.
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.
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION MUST TACKLE LEAD IN NEWARK SCHOOLS
Published on: March 28, 2016
ELC sent a request to the DOE and SDA to immediately assess elevated lead levels in dozens of Newark schools and to undertake any emergent repair projects necessary to eliminate this hazardous condition.
JUDGE FINDS FREEHOLD BOROUGH SCHOOLS ARE SEVERELY OVERCROWDED, RECOMMENDS ISSUING CONSTRUCTION BONDS
Published on: December 20, 2015
An Administrative Law Judge found “compelling evidence” of overcrowding in the Freehold Borough schools and determined that Commissioner Hespe should authorize the issuance of bonds for improvements, renovations and repairs in district schools.
FUNDS NEEDED TO REPLENISH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Published on: October 29, 2015
ELC is calling on Attorney General Hoffman, Commissioner Hespe and SDA CEO McKenna to seek additional school construction bonding authority to fulfill the State’s constitutional obligation to complete school facilities projects in the SDA districts.
LATINO GROUPS URGE STATE TO SECURE FACILITIES FUNDS FOR FREEHOLD BOROUGH
Published on: June 9, 2015
The Freehold Borough School District has taken the bold and unprecedented step of filing a formal petition with Commissioner Hespe to secure local or state bonds to finance urgently needed school facilities improvements.