MIDDLESEX COUNTY – State Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski and Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin announced last week that four school districts within their 19th Legislative District are eligible to receive a combined $5.7 million in grants from the New Jersey Department of Education and School Development Authority for various school construction projects.
- Carteret School District is eligible for a $916,636 grant towards $1,472,000 in improvements.
- Sayreville School District is eligible for an $888,995 grant towards $2,222,487 in improvements.
- South Amboy School District is eligible for a $101,776 grant towards $254,440 in improvements.
- Woodbridge Township School District is eligible for a $3,864,705 grant towards $9,661,762 in improvements.
“The efforts to develop and modernize the facilities will undoubtedly support both the faculty and student body,” said Vitale.
“In addition to a curriculum that prepares our children for a productive future, students need the safe and efficient facilities that these funds will help provide,” added Wisniewski.
“The modernization and safety of our student’s educational facilities are of upmost importance; the state grants will undoubtedly aid the projects to their fruition” stated Coughlin.
Statewide, the State approved $507.7 million in grants, of which $27 million will benefit 21 Middlesex County school districts to support 149 requested projects. Participating school districts must receive voter approval from their respective residents in order to move forward with the state grant awards. In Middlesex County, the $27 million in State grants would be applied to over $63 million worth of projects. The 149 accepted projects are considered Tier 1 by the Department of Education for “critical building updates” which include roof and window repairs, code issues, ADA upgrades, security systems and hazardous material abatement.
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