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Facilities

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION MUST TACKLE LEAD IN NEWARK SCHOOLS

Published on: March 28, 2016

ELC sent a request to the DOE and SDA to immediately assess elevated lead levels in dozens of Newark schools and to undertake any emergent repair projects necessary to eliminate this hazardous condition.

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JUDGE FINDS FREEHOLD BOROUGH SCHOOLS ARE SEVERELY OVERCROWDED, RECOMMENDS ISSUING CONSTRUCTION BONDS

Published on: December 20, 2015

An Administrative Law Judge found “compelling evidence” of overcrowding in the Freehold Borough schools and determined that Commissioner Hespe should authorize the issuance of bonds for improvements, renovations and repairs in district schools.

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FUNDS NEEDED TO REPLENISH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Published on: October 29, 2015

ELC is calling on Attorney General Hoffman, Commissioner Hespe and SDA CEO McKenna to seek additional school construction bonding authority to fulfill the State’s constitutional obligation to complete school facilities projects in the SDA districts.

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LATINO GROUPS URGE STATE TO SECURE FACILITIES FUNDS FOR FREEHOLD BOROUGH

Published on: June 9, 2015

The Freehold Borough School District has taken the bold and unprecedented step of filing a formal petition with Commissioner Hespe to secure local or state bonds to finance urgently needed school facilities improvements.

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NJDOE ORDERED TO UPDATE DISTRICTS’ SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS

Published on: January 21, 2015

In a final decision, Commissioner Hespe affirmed that the NJDOE violated state facilities law and regulations by failing to ensure the timely submission and approval of updated long range facilities plans for the 31 poor urban, or SDA, districts.

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NJ LEGISLATURE MUST ACT TO REPLENISH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUND

Published on: December 21, 2014

In testimony before the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, ELC called on the State Legislature to prepare for authorizing an increase in funding for NJ’s school construction program.

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NJDOE FAILURE TO UPDATE SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS VIOLATES LAW

Published on: October 28, 2014

Administrative Law Judge Ellen Bass has ruled the NJDOE violated state facilities law and regulations by failing to require NJ’s urban districts to revise their long out-of-date school facilities construction plans.

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Long-Awaited SDA Assessment Reports Document Serious Facilities Deficiencies in Four NJ Schools

Published on: June 4, 2014

In response to a request by ELC, the SDA recently released Facilities Conditions Assessment Reports for four schools with serious facility deficiencies that have been awaiting repair under the agency’s 2012 capital plan.

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