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Facilities

USE $500 MILLION IN COVID-19 EMERGENCY BONDS TO MAKE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BUILDINGS SAFE TO REOPEN

Published on: September 18, 2020

The need for social distancing and functioning HVAC systems is crucial to the safe reopening of schools in the current public health crisis.

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STATE SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN IGNORES NJ’S OVERCROWDED, UNSAFE SCHOOL FACILITIES

Published on: July 14, 2020

NJ’s “Road Back” school reopening plan disregards the reality in many school buildings, including severe overcrowding and unsafe conditions in buildings in SDA districts.

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NJ SUPREME COURT ANTICIPATES GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE WILL FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Published on: April 6, 2020

The NJ Supreme Court has stepped aside to give Governor Murphy and the State Legislature the opportunity to approve additional funding for school construction “in the context of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget.”

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ELC LEGAL ACTION PROMPTS NJ TO RELEASE NEW STATEWIDE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PLAN

Published on: February 5, 2020

In response to an ELC application to the NJ Supreme Court, the SDA approved and released a Statewide Strategic Plan identifying the next group of priority school facilities projects.

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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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