Chatham to Receive $317,379 to Offset School Construction Projects
Thursday, December 12, 2013 • 5:00am
TRENTON - The Department of Education has allocated $27,174,342 dollars in state funds for schools in the 21st Legislative District. The grants, which have been approved by the Christie Administration, will help individual schools modernize and improve their facilities.
"These funds are critical to ensuring that the needs of children are appropriately and adequately met," Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. said. "The grants will enable school districts to construct modern facilities that can best serve to promote a child's developmental, social and educational growth."
"This funding will help our school districts as they continue to provide outstanding services for students," Assemblyman Jon Bramnick said. "Students, parents and taxpayers can all appreciate the support that these state grants will provide to our schools."
"These grants will help children achieve the highest possible functioning and interaction in the classroom," Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz said. "These construction projects will help strengthen and improve our schools and communities."
A breakdown of the grants by municipalities is below:
LONG HILL TWP $1,309,812
BERNARDS TWP $4,030,120
WESTFIELD TWP $7,526,310
WARREN TWP $2,058,504
WATCHUNG BORO $362,218
BERKELEY HEIGHTS TWP $2,299,450
SUMMIT CITY $2,146,235
SPRINGFIELD TWP $1,241,966
MOUNTAINSIDE BORO $5,882,348
DISTRICT 21 TOTAL $27,174,342.00