VOTERS APPROVE $204 MILLION
IN NJ SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
TRENTON, March 9, 2005-Voters approved school-construction questions
in 10 of the 12 school districts holding referendums on Tuesday, the
New Jersey School Boards Association reported today. The approved spending
totaled $204 million.
More than $67 million of Tuesday's construction will be funded through
the Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act. Passed in
2000, the act provides $8.6 billion of state funds for school construction-$6
billion for the special needs, or Abbott districts, with the remainder
funding at least 40% of state-determined eligible costs in all other
Amoung those approved were
additions and renovations, by Garrison Architects, in Collingswood and
Haddon Heights in Camden County.
Additions and renovations to Collingswood High and Collingswood Middle
schools; renovations to five elementary schools.
$33,858,358 - total cost
$13,681,572 - state grant
$20,176,786 - local bonds
Additions and renovations to the Haddon Heights Junior/Senior High School,
Atlantic Avenue School, Glenview Avenue School and Seventh Avenue School
$20,970,377 - total cost
$7,401,070 - state grant
$13,569,307 - local bonds