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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

CHATHAM $317,379

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

 

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