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Facilities

TOP 20 WORST NEWARK SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: December 2, 2013

An ELC analysis shows that, despite State control and eligibility for State funding, Newark schools remain among the state's most neglected, dilapidated and unfit for student learning.

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SDA REFUSES TO RELEASE REPORTS ON HEALTH AND SAFETY CONDITIONS IN URBAN SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: November 16, 2013

The SDA has denied an Open Public Records Act request filed by ELC to obtain the agency’s reports on the health and safety conditions in four schools badly in need of repair.

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NJDOE DROPS PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE EMERGENT PROJECTS FROM SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Published on: November 12, 2013

Under pressure from ELC and advocates, the NJDOE will not eliminate the definitions of “emergent condition” and “emergent project” from the State’s school facilities regulations.

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NEWARK'S IRONBOUND SCHOOLS: NEGLECTED, OVERCROWDED AND CRUMBLING

Published on: November 6, 2013

An ELC analysis of Newark Public School building conditions shows that schools in the Ironbound neighborhood are among the most neglected, overcrowded and dilapidated in the city.

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ELC RESPONDS TO STATE ON DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS AT TRENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Published on: September 26, 2013

ELC released a statement calling the SDA’s assertion that the State, through the SDA, has no responsibility to repair emergent conditions at Trenton Central High School not only irresponsible, but patently false.

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CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION INACTION FORCES TRENTON STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO ENDURE ANOTHER YEAR OF UNFIT AND UNSAFE BUILDING CONDITIONS

Published on: September 15, 2013

ELC joined state legislators and a vocal group of teachers and advocates before the State Board of Education to let Board members know about the dreadful conditions at Trenton Central High School.

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NJDOE PROPOSES TO END QUICK ACTION ON EMERGENT REPAIRS AND CREATE MORE ROADBLOCKS TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: July 11, 2013

The NJDOE is proposing to eliminate the longstanding procedure for “expedited” action on emergency school repairs and to impose additional obstacles that will further delay major construction projects in SDA districts.

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COMMISSIONER AGREES NJDOE FAILED TO PROMPTLY ADDRESS EMERGENT SCHOOL BUILDING REPAIRS

Published on: June 18, 2013

In a recent decision, Commissioner Cerf agreed with an Administrative Law Judge that the Office of School Facilities in the Department of Education failed to comply with state law requiring prompt action to expedite repairs of emergent conditions in high poverty “SDA districts.” 

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