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New Jersey Schools Development Authority

New Jersey Schools Development Authority NJSDA funds and manages school construction projects in 31 SDA Districts, including many urban areas

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The SDA was happy to participate in the Governor’s Hispanic Resource Fair today in New Brunswick.
09/23/2022

The SDA was happy to participate in the Governor’s Hispanic Resource Fair today in New Brunswick.

Happy Construction Appreciation Week to all of our SDA employees and partners throughout New Jersey!
09/23/2022

Happy Construction Appreciation Week to all of our SDA employees and partners throughout New Jersey!

For Additional Information, Please Visit: https://www.njsda.gov/Content/Regulations/PDFs/NJAC_GrantProcedures_19_32.pdf
09/19/2022

For Additional Information, Please Visit:https://www.njsda.gov/Content/Regulations/PDFs/NJAC_GrantProcedures_19_32.pdf

Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month is observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to c...
09/15/2022

Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month is observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate the history & culture of the Hispanic communities.

Next week, SDA will have a table at the Governor's Hispanic Resource Fair. Come and learn more about state resources. If you are interested in attending, RSVP at this link: bit.ly/HRF22 .

Students across New Jersey went back to school this week, including thousands of students attending the new Dayton Avenu...
09/08/2022

Students across New Jersey went back to school this week, including thousands of students attending the new Dayton Avenue Educational Campus in Passaic. This SDA project is a 448,000 square-foot, four-story educational campus that includes four schools located in a unified structure with shared central facilities. We wish all students across New Jersey a year of learning and growth!

Over the upcoming weeks, students and educators throughout New Jersey will head back to school for the start of a new ye...
09/02/2022

Over the upcoming weeks, students and educators throughout New Jersey will head back to school for the start of a new year.

This Fall, the SDA looks forward to continuing work on SDA projects with our partners, and celebrating the many school openings and construction milestones to come!

We hope that everyone enjoys these last days of summer, and has a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

Photos from Governor Phil Murphy's post
08/23/2022

Photos from Governor Phil Murphy's post

Today, SDA had the opportunity to participate in NJ Alliance for Action’s Inside Scoop meeting to discuss upcoming schoo...
08/12/2022

Today, SDA had the opportunity to participate in NJ Alliance for Action’s Inside Scoop meeting to discuss upcoming school construction activity. We look forward to our continued work with our community partners.

SDA builds state-of-the-art media centers in our schools. What's your favorite place to read a book?
08/09/2022

SDA builds state-of-the-art media centers in our schools. What's your favorite place to read a book?

For Additional Information, Please Visit: https://www.njsda.gov/Content/Regulations/PDFs/NJAC_1939.pdf
08/03/2022

For Additional Information, Please Visit:https://www.njsda.gov/Content/Regulations/PDFs/NJAC_1939.pdf

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) is the State agency responsible for fully funding and managing the ne...
07/22/2022

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) is the State agency responsible for fully funding and managing the new construction, modernization and renovation of school facilities projects in 31 school districts known as the SDA Districts.

There are three types of projects the SDA funds:

Capital Projects – These are new schools, major renovations and rehabilitation projects in the SDA Districts.
Emergent Projects – Emergent projects are those deemed necessary in SDA Districts due to potential health and safety issues.
ROD Grants – Grant funding is provided for projects in Regular Operating Districts that address health and safety issues and other critical needs. The grants are contingent on local approval of the remaining district share of the total costs needed.
The SDA's current portfolio of active projects is valued at approximately $2 billion – including the Capital Project Portfolio, Emergent Projects and Regular Operating District grants.
You can view active projects here: https://bit.ly/3J6rK1e

07/15/2022
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The new Charles and Anna Booker Elementary School will be a two-story, 120,000 square foot facility and is designed to educate a maximum of approximately 840 students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. The new school will serve as a replacement facility for both the existing Woodland Elementary School and the Cook Elementary School in the District.

The project is in active construction. Exterior sheathing is ongoing to provide temporary enclosure for the winter months, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) work continues to progress.

To view additional time lapse videos such as this one, visit one of our active project pages and click the ‘Project Webcam’ link:

Happy Earth Day! As a result of SDA’s commitment to building energy-efficient buildings that take the surrounding enviro...
04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day! As a result of SDA’s commitment to building energy-efficient buildings that take the surrounding environment into consideration, SDA requires that all new schools and additions are United States Green Building Council – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) joined Perth Amboy School District students and officials, as well as...
04/08/2022

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) joined Perth Amboy School District students and officials, as well as State and local officials, at a ceremonial beam signing for the new Perth Amboy High School. Today’s event highlights the construction progress of the new school, with the steel structure nearly complete.

“This is an exciting time for Perth Amboy as the framework of the new High School takes shape and the community can begin to envision the lasting impact this facility will have for thousands of students in the years to come,” said SDA CEO Manuel Da Silva. “This event affords us an opportunity to stand alongside our District, State, and local partners to highlight this important milestone and the SDA’s continued commitment to deliver a state-of-the-art learning environment that will enhance the education of Perth Amboy students as they become college and career ready.”

04/01/2022
03/13/2022
03/04/2022
SDA CEO Manuel Da Silva visited students at the Abraham Lincoln School No. 24 in Passaic today to celebrate Read Across ...
03/03/2022

SDA CEO Manuel Da Silva visited students at the Abraham Lincoln School No. 24 in Passaic today to celebrate Read Across America week. Thank you Superintendent Montañez-Diodonet, Assistant Superintendent Truppo, Principal Drago and Passaic Public Schools students for welcoming SDA.

The Abraham Lincoln School No. 24 is part of the Dayton Avenue Educational Campus in Passaic that was funded by the SDA.

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Sheila Y. Oliver, a politician, educator, and New Jersey’s very own L...
02/25/2022

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Sheila Y. Oliver, a politician, educator, and New Jersey’s very own Lieutenant Governor Oliver! Lieutenant Governor Oliver was born and raised in New Jersey, and has worked in the public, non-profit, and private sectors her whole life. She was the first African-American woman in state history to serve as Assembly Speaker, and just the second in the nation’s history to lead a state legislative house. In honoring her, we’re highlighting the Sheila Y. Oliver Academy in East Orange.

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Charles and Anna Booker. Born and raised in the City of Plainfield, t...
02/18/2022

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Charles and Anna Booker. Born and raised in the City of Plainfield, the Bookers won a legal case in 1965, Booker v. Board of Education of City of Plainfield, to end segregation in Plainfield schools. The future Charles and Anna Booker Elementary School, currently in construction, was named by the Plainfield BOE in honor of the longtime civil rights activists, who have been involved in community organizing and advocating their entire lives.

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Muhammad Ali, an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer, ...
02/11/2022

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Muhammad Ali, an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer, poet and philanthropist. In honoring him, we’re highlighting the Muhammad Ali School, part of the new Dayton Avenue Educational Campus in Passaic, which will open to students this Fall!

Last week, SDA joined Orange Public School District , students, State and local officials, for a ceremonial ribbon cutti...
12/23/2021

Last week, SDA joined Orange Public School District , students, State and local officials, for a ceremonial ribbon cutting, celebrating the new addition at Orange High School! Congrats Tornados!

SDA joined Paterson Public Schools , State and local officials and the Taub family today, for a ceremonial ribbon cuttin...
12/15/2021

SDA joined Paterson Public Schools , State and local officials and the Taub family today, for a ceremonial ribbon cutting, celebrating the new Joseph A. Taub School!

10/14/2021
Yesterday, the SDA joined Plainfield School District students and officials, State and local officials, and the Booker f...
09/30/2021

Yesterday, the SDA joined Plainfield School District students and officials, State and local officials, and the Booker family at a ceremonial beam signing for the new Charles and Anna Booker School.

“Today’s event affords us an opportunity to celebrate the significant progress of this project with the Plainfield community, especially the students and Mr. and Mrs. Booker,” said SDA CEO Manuel Da Silva. “We know that access to quality learning environments makes a positive impact on students. This facility will serve as a guiding light for the education of generations of Plainfield students.”

The new, three-story facility of approximately 120,000 square-feet is designed to educate a maximum of approximately 840 Kindergarten to fifth grade students. The new school will include 41 classrooms, an art room, a vocal/music room, an instrumental lesson room, a technology lab, a science demo room, a computer lab, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a media center, a playground, and a basketball court.

Photos from Governor Phil Murphy's post
09/27/2021

Photos from Governor Phil Murphy's post

For Additional Information, Please Visit:https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Content/Regulations/PDFs/NJAC_1935.pdf
09/14/2021

For Additional Information, Please Visit:
https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Content/Regulations/PDFs/NJAC_1935.pdf

“The program helped us to understand all aspects of the construction contractor requirements to do business with the SDA...
09/13/2021

“The program helped us to understand all aspects of the construction contractor requirements to do business with the SDA and other state agencies in New Jersey. Industry experts provided training and were highly skilled in the functional areas. We look forward to continuing a win-win relationship with the SDA, state agencies and commercial contractors to help SMWBE firms prosper in the construction industry.” - Past Graduate of NJSDA's Training Program

For more program information, please visit our website here: https://lnkd.in/dRCKE6e

SDA CEO Manuel Da Silva: “As this project progresses, students and educators gain access to innovative and modern educat...
09/10/2021
Millville School District shows off upgrades to high school

SDA CEO Manuel Da Silva: “As this project progresses, students and educators gain access to innovative and modern educational spaces that will foster excellence in Millville students.”

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/millville-school-district-shows-off-upgrades-to-high-school/article_abfb6ec6-11b0-11ec-8daf-8f9b20383678.html

MILLVILLE — Jaime Sutton was fortunate enough, she said, to be present as vice principal when the addition project began at Millville Senior High School in February 2019.

“Thank you for putting together this fabulous program. As we are looking to work in NJ, it can be intimidating. This pro...
09/03/2021

“Thank you for putting together this fabulous program. As we are looking to work in NJ, it can be intimidating. This program helped bridge that gap and make it a more realistic target. It really helped us understand the SDA and was very helpful for us as a company.” - past graduate of the NJSDA Training Program

For more program information, please visit our website here: https://lnkd.in/dRCKE6e

Welcome Home Panthers!!!SDA joined Camden School District students, alumni, staff, state and local officials at a ribbon...
09/01/2021

Welcome Home Panthers!!!

SDA joined Camden School District students, alumni, staff, state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the delivery and opening of the new Camden High Campus.

This new, 270,000 square-foot, $133 M facility will allow generations of Camden’s young scholars to dream big and strive for success. It will provide dedicated educators with the learning spaces and 1:1 technology that will foster excellence.

Students will have access to innovative and inviting educational spaces including a black box theater, a dance studio, a forensic science lab, an entrepreneurial lab, a construction/technology lab, an outdoor amphitheater, an engineering/robotics lab, a textiles studio, art and science rooms and many other state-of-the-art facilities.

Congratulations Camden!!

PLAINFIELD – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority joined Plainfield Public School District and local officials a...
07/20/2021
Plainfield celebrates groundbreaking on $60 million school

PLAINFIELD – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority joined Plainfield Public School District and local officials as well as the Booker family on Wednesday to break ground for the Charles and Anna Booker School.

The new school, which will replace Woodland Elementary School, is in honor of the longtime civil rights activists who remain active community members. The school is anticipated to open to students in September 2022.

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/education/2021/07/16/plainfield-nj-celebrates-groundbreaking-60-million-school/7970001002/

The new Plainfield school, which will replace Woodland Elementary, is in honor of longtime civil rights activists who remain active in the community.

"This new school will serve as lasting legacy for Charles and Anna Booker," said Manuel Da Silva, with the Schools Devel...
07/16/2021
Groundbreaking for NJ school named after civil rights icons who fought segregation

"This new school will serve as lasting legacy for Charles and Anna Booker," said Manuel Da Silva, with the Schools Development Authority. "Reminding generations of Plainfield students of their activism and commitment to the education of Plainfield students."

https://abc7ny.com/anna-booker-charles-abc7-unite-the-and-school/10886747/

A district in New Jersey broke ground on a school being named after two civil rights icons who won a key case against segregation in the state.

06/17/2021

The Orange High School project will include the construction of an approximately 38,000 square-foot, two story addition to the existing school facility, along with an enclosed circulation link between the Orange High School and the Orange Prepatory Academy. The project is in active construction. Full building enclosure, exterior masonry veneer work and exterior window installation for the addition is now complete with interior finish work ongoing.

To view additional time lapse videos such as this one, visit one of our active project pages and click the ‘Project Webcam’ link:
https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Projects/CapitalProgram

05/04/2021
04/22/2021
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that SDA requires all new schools and addition projects be Leadership in Energy and Enviro...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! Did you know that SDA requires all new schools and addition projects be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified in order to achieve maximum energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in the design of schools? SDA works closely with school districts and design consultants to achieve LEED certification that can include elements such as solar panels, additional daylighting, and sustainable materials.

04/21/2021
Progress continues at  Orange High School! This project includes the construction of an approximately 38,000 square-foot...
03/31/2021

Progress continues at Orange High School! This project includes the construction of an approximately 38,000 square-foot, two story addition to the existing Orange High School facility, extensive renovations to the existing school, and an enclosed circulation link between Orange High School and Orange Prepatory Academy. Masonry, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-in work for the addition is ongoing.– take a look at some of the progress here:

For additional information on this and other Capital Projects, please visit our website here: https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Projects/CapitalProgram

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https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Projects/CapitalProgram
Last week, SDA joined Orange Public School District , students, State and local officials, for a ceremonial ribbon cutting, celebrating the new addition at Orange High School! Congrats Tornados!
SDA joined Paterson Public Schools , State and local officials and the Taub family today, for a ceremonial ribbon cutting, celebrating the new Joseph A. Taub School!
Yesterday, the SDA joined Plainfield School District students and officials, State and local officials, and the Booker family at a ceremonial beam signing for the new Charles and Anna Booker School.

“Today’s event affords us an opportunity to celebrate the significant progress of this project with the Plainfield community, especially the students and Mr. and Mrs. Booker,” said SDA CEO Manuel Da Silva. “We know that access to quality learning environments makes a positive impact on students. This facility will serve as a guiding light for the education of generations of Plainfield students.”

The new, three-story facility of approximately 120,000 square-feet is designed to educate a maximum of approximately 840 Kindergarten to fifth grade students. The new school will include 41 classrooms, an art room, a vocal/music room, an instrumental lesson room, a technology lab, a science demo room, a computer lab, a gymnasium, a cafeteria, a media center, a playground, and a basketball court.
For Additional Information, Please Visit:
https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Content/Regulations/PDFs/NJAC_1935.pdf
“The program helped us to understand all aspects of the construction contractor requirements to do business with the SDA and other state agencies in New Jersey. Industry experts provided training and were highly skilled in the functional areas. We look forward to continuing a win-win relationship with the SDA, state agencies and commercial contractors to help SMWBE firms prosper in the construction industry.” - Past Graduate of NJSDA's Training Program

For more program information, please visit our website here: https://lnkd.in/dRCKE6e
SDA CEO Manuel Da Silva: “As this project progresses, students and educators gain access to innovative and modern educational spaces that will foster excellence in Millville students.”

https://pressofatlanticcity.com/news/local/millville-school-district-shows-off-upgrades-to-high-school/article_abfb6ec6-11b0-11ec-8daf-8f9b20383678.html
“Thank you for putting together this fabulous program. As we are looking to work in NJ, it can be intimidating. This program helped bridge that gap and make it a more realistic target. It really helped us understand the SDA and was very helpful for us as a company.” - past graduate of the NJSDA Training Program

For more program information, please visit our website here: https://lnkd.in/dRCKE6e
Welcome Home Panthers!!!

SDA joined Camden School District students, alumni, staff, state and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the delivery and opening of the new Camden High Campus.

This new, 270,000 square-foot, $133 M facility will allow generations of Camden’s young scholars to dream big and strive for success. It will provide dedicated educators with the learning spaces and 1:1 technology that will foster excellence.

Students will have access to innovative and inviting educational spaces including a black box theater, a dance studio, a forensic science lab, an entrepreneurial lab, a construction/technology lab, an outdoor amphitheater, an engineering/robotics lab, a textiles studio, art and science rooms and many other state-of-the-art facilities.

Congratulations Camden!!
For more program and registration information, please visit our website here: https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Business/ProgramRegistrationInformation
PLAINFIELD – The New Jersey Schools Development Authority joined Plainfield Public School District and local officials as well as the Booker family on Wednesday to break ground for the Charles and Anna Booker School.

The new school, which will replace Woodland Elementary School, is in honor of the longtime civil rights activists who remain active community members. The school is anticipated to open to students in September 2022.

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/education/2021/07/16/plainfield-nj-celebrates-groundbreaking-60-million-school/7970001002/
Last week, the SDA joined Plainfield School District officials, local officials and the Booker family to break ground for the new Charles and Anna Booker School!

You can read the full press release here:
https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Public/PressRelease_07142021
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