Roselle To Receive More Than $4.4 Million To Upgrade Schools

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ROSELLE — The New Jersey Schools Development Authority has executed 15 state grants to the Roselle Borough School District through the SDA’s Regular Operating District grant program worth more than $4.4 million, state officials announced last week.

The funding will help advance projects at the following Roselle schools

Harrison Elementary School:

  1. Interior classroom and fire door replacement and ADA access
  2. Removal of existing roof to deck; deck and parapet repairs, installation of new tapered insulation, flashing and roof membrane
  3. Brick pointing, power cleaning and lintel replacement
  4. Window and exterior door replacement.

Dr. Charles C. Polk:

  1. Electrical upgrades and
  2. Brick pointing, power cleaning and lintel replacement.

Leonard V. Moore Middle School:

  1. Brick pointing, power cleaning and lintel replacement
  2. Electrical upgrades and
  3. Window and exterior door replacement.

Washington Elementary School:

  1. Roof replacement and parapet wall repair
  2. Window and exterior door replacement and
  3. Electrical upgrades.

Wilday Middle School:

  1. Remove existing classroom doors and frames and install new doors and frames with ADA accessible hardware,
  2. Window and exterior door replacement and
  3. Electrical upgrades.

The total cost of the projects is estimated at $7.2 million, with the state paying $4.4 million and the local share being $2.8 million.

The state-grant program funds at least 40 percent of eligible costs for projects 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 more than $269.3 million in grants to local districts since May 2010, leveraging projects estimated at a total of $624.7 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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