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Facilities

STATE’S REFUSAL TO SEEK FUNDING FOR FACILITIES PROJECTS PROMPTS ABBOTT COURT ACTION

Published on: November 12, 2019

NJ students in dilapidated and inadequate school buildings commenced legal action today, asking the NJ Supreme Court to direct the Commissioner of Education and the SDA to revise the SDA’s construction plan and secure additional funding for those projects.

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ELC DEMANDS RELEASE OF FUNDING TO REMEDIATE LEAD IN NJ SCHOOLS’ WATER

Published on: September 30, 2019

ELC is calling on NJ State Education and School Construction officials to immediately make funds available to districts to remediate lead in school building water delivery systems.

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NJ LEGISLATURE: GET TO WORK ON FACILITIES FUNDING FOR ALL DISTRICTS, NOT JUST VO-TECHS

Published on: June 3, 2019

ELC is renewing its call for the Legislature to begin work on comprehensive legislation to increase funding for school facilities construction and improvements for all school districts across the state.

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ELC PRESSES STATE TO COMPLY WITH ABBOTT v. BURKE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION MANDATE

Published on: November 14, 2018

ELC is again requesting that the NJ Attorney General ensure the SDA and DOE update the required strategic prioritization plan and provide cost estimates for the next found of school construction projects in the SDA districts.

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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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