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Facilities

EXPIRED SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS PROMPT NEW ELC LAWSUIT

Published on: February 11, 2014

The lawsuit concerns the failure of NJDOE to ensure the submission and approval of updated Long-Range Facilities Plans by the 31 SDA districts.

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WILL TRENTON STUDENTS GET NEW HIGH SCHOOL?

Published on: January 27, 2014

Governor Christie's newly appointed school construction chief, Charles McKenna, recommends a complete rebuild, not repair, of unsafe and dilapidated Trenton Central High School.

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SDA CONTINUES SPENDING SPREE ON ADMINISTRATIVE OVERHEAD

Published on: January 20, 2014

An updated analysis by ELC of financial records since January 2010 shows the SDA has now spent over $148 million on agency staff and administrative expenses over the past four years.

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REPORT SHOWS OVER ONE-THIRD OF NJ URBAN STUDENTS IN UNFIT, DILAPIDATED SCHOOL BUILDINGS

Published on: December 15, 2013

An unpublished report by the NJDOE shows at least one-third of students in urban public schools, or over 93,000 students, attend school in buildings that fail to meet basic health, safety and educational suitability standards. 

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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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