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NJDOE ORDERED TO UPDATE DISTRICTS’ SCHOOL FACILITIES PLANS

In a final decision issued January 13, Commissioner David Hespe affirmed that the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) violated state facilities law and regulations by failing to ensure the timely submission and approval of updated long range facilities plans (LRFPs) for 31 poor urban districts, known as SDA districts. In so doing, the Commissioner adopted the October 2014 finding of Administrative Law Judge Ellen Bass of “unequivocal” non-compliance by NJDOE. Represented by the New York City law firm, White & Case, Education Law Center sued NJDOE to address seriously out-of-date LRFPs that hamper the progress of the State’s school construction program to replace and repair dilapidated, dangerous and overcrowded schools in SDA districts. Read More

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