N.J. school districts to receive $75M for emergent and capital maintenance needs

Three days after allocating $400 million in capital facilities grant funding for higher education in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy on Nov. 19 said that $75 million will be set aside for school districts statewide to help meet emergent and capital maintenance needs.

“Since I signed the state budget in June, the Department of Education and the [New Jersey Schools Development Authority] have been working together on creating an equitable formula for distributing these funds,” Murphy said from Christopher Columbus School #8 in Garfield.

He added that these funds would be “put to work on projects large and small to ensure our school buildings can meet the needs of the future,” and at the same time, “every single dollar being distributed is a dollar that school boards do not have to ask from local property taxpayers.”

“Emergent and capital facility maintenance of our school buildings ensures the infrastructure of our education system mirrors that of the education quality transpiring within those facilities,” said Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, acting commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Education.

For a breakdown of district allocations, click here.