Christie Administration Announces Deptford, Paulsboro and Woodbury Schools to Receive Aid Through
Schools Development Authority’s Regular Operating District Grant Program


For More Information:
Edye Maier (SDA) 609-292-6246
July 22, 2011

Furthering the Governor’s commitment to providing the state’s children with safe, modern and efficient schools, the Christie Administration today announced that the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) has executed state grants to the Deptford, Paulsboro and Woodbury School Districts through the SDA’s Regular Operating District (ROD) grant program. Garrison Architects of Marlton wrote the Grant Applications and designed the projects.

The details for the Deptford Schools District grant are as follows:

Project: Deptford Township High School: Replacement of heat pumps, piping, cooling units, boilers and rooftop units.
State share: $500,241
Local share: $644,295
Estimated total project cost: $1,144,536

The details for the Paulsboro School District grant are as follows:

Project: Paulsboro High School: Removal of ceiling-mounted HVAC unit located over kitchen feeding this area as well as the cafeteria; and removal of existing acoustical ceiling and lighting; and installation of new ductless split HVAC units which will be recessed cassette type units located in the new acoustical drop ceiling; and installation of condensing units on roof.
State share: $229,643
Local share: $70,357
Estimated total project cost: $300,000

The details for the Woodbury School District grant are as follows:

Project: Woodbury Junior-Senior High School: New casework, counters, and sinks in Fine Arts Room and Creative Arts Room and interior door replacement with new fire-rated, ADA-compliant units.
State share: $115,033
Local share: $69,092
Estimated total project cost: $184,125


SDA Chief Executive Officer Marc Larkins, in cooperation with the Department of Education, announced the resumption of the grant program in May 2010. Since then, the SDA has executed 606 grants. The state-grant program funds at least 40 percent of eligible costs for projects in the RODs, addressing health and safety issues, student overcrowding and other critical needs.

The Department of Education selects school projects to receive grant funding from the SDA. The State has provided nearly $181.5 million in grants to local districts since the May 2010 announcement, leveraging projects estimated at a total of more than $398 million. Funding for the program was made available through the sale of $500 million in bonds by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).

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