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SDA IGNORES LAW AGAIN PROMPTING ELC LAWSUIT OVER SCHOOL PROJECT DELEGATION RULES

Published on: June 11, 2012

The SDA continues to defy a clear legal mandate to put in place rules permitting urban districts to take full control over their school construction projects, forcing ELC to file its second lawsuit to compel compliance.

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ELC Files Suit over NJDOE Failure to Move on Emergent Repairs in Urban Schools

Published on: April 24, 2012

ELC has commenced legal action against the NJDOE for the agency’s failure to promptly review and approve hundreds of emergency health and safety projects in urban school buildings across the state, as required by law.

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COURT ORDERS STATE TO GIVE URBAN DISTRICTS THE OPTION OF BUILDING THEIR OWN SCHOOLS

Published on: April 4, 2012

An NJ Appeals Court has ordered the SDA to quickly adopt rules to allow local urban school districts to take charge of designing and constructing new schools and repairing existing schools. 

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ELC DEMANDS INVESTIGATION INTO CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION'S REFUSAL TO ADDRESS DANGEROUS CONDITIONS IN URBAN SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: January 18, 2012

ELC has sent a letter to the chairs of the Senate and Assembly Education Committees urging these lawmakers to investigate the Christie Administration's refusal to address hundreds of emergency health and safety repairs in urban school buildings across the state. 

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HUNDREDS OF EMERGENCY REPAIRS IN URBAN SCHOOLS IGNORED BY CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION

Published on: January 11, 2012

As Governor Christie’s shutdown of the State school construction program enters its third year, hundreds of requests by districts for emergency health and safety repairs in urban school buildings have gone unanswered for months by the NJDOE and the Schools Development Authority. 

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NJ JOBS NOW: RESTART SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

Published on: October 14, 2011

Governor Christie could put thousands of New Jersey’s construction workers, architects, engineers and building suppliers back to work right now simply by giving the go ahead to start school construction projects that have already been designed, developed and approved by the DOE and the SDA.

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SDA LETS CAMDEN AUTHORITY USE SHOVEL-READY SCHOOL SITE FOR HOSPITAL PROJECT

Published on: October 12, 2011

ELC has filed a formal request with the Attorney General's Office of Fiscal Integrity in School Construction and the State Comptroller to investigate a November 2010 agreement between the SDA and the Camden County Improvement Authority to permit the Authority to use land designated for the new Lanning Square elementary school as a "staging area" for a Cooper Hospital expansion project adjacent to the site.

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NEWARK PARENTS DEMAND THAT WILSON SCHOOL BE FIXED, REOPENED

Published on: October 6, 2011

Parents of students displaced from the Wilson Avenue School in Newark’s Ironbound section are demanding that the NJDOE, SDA, and the Newark Public Schools begin emergency repairs to reopen the school as quickly as possible. The committee has also turned to the Foundation for Newark's Future for emergency funding.

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