SDA ADMINISTRATIVE OVERHEAD TOPS $110 MILLION SINCE 2010
Published on: February 18, 2013
An analysis by ELC of financial records since January 2010 shows the SDA spent a total of $114 million on agency staff, office space, legal services, communications and other administrative expenses over the last three years.
NJDOE FAILURE TO MOVE EMERGENT BUILDING REPAIRS VIOLATES STUDENTS’ CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, JUDGE RULES
Published on: December 20, 2012
An Administrative Law Judge has ruled that the NJDOE, by failing to adhere to expedited timelines for processing requests for emergent repairs to school buildings, “has violated the requirements of the ‘thorough and efficient’ clause of the New Jersey Constitution.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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