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 of the State.

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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

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

“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

“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.

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

03/12/2021
Women in Construction Week

In celebrating ‘Women In Construction Week’, the SDA recognizes all of the dedicated women who work on our projects.

03/08/2021
International Women's Day NJSDA

The SDA celebrates International Women’s Day today by acknowledging the outstanding female staff members of the SDA.

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Cicely L. Tyson, an Oscar-nominated, Tony and Emmy award-winning Amer...
02/26/2021

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Cicely L. Tyson, an Oscar-nominated, Tony and Emmy award-winning American actress who was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 2016. In honoring her, we’re highlighting East Orange’s Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts, a school facility funded by the SDA program that opened in 2009.

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Colin Powell, a retired four star general who served as the first Afr...
02/22/2021

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Colin Powell, a retired four star general who served as the first African American Secretary of State. In honoring him, we’re highlighting SDA’s Colin Powell Elementary School, which opened in Union City in 2012.

Picture of school credit: Union City School District

02/22/2021
In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist....
02/17/2021

In celebrating Black History Month, SDA recognizes Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. In honoring her, we’re highlighting the Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School, PS #20, which opened in Jersey City 2016.

The construction of the new Camden High School continues! The new State-of-the-art facility will be an approximately 270...
01/21/2021

The construction of the new Camden High School continues! The new State-of-the-art facility will be an approximately 270,000-square-foot, two-story education complex, designed to educate more than 1,200 students in grades 9 through 12. With exterior brick veneer work complete, interior drywall partition work is underway – 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

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!
12/31/2020

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year!

“Through this challenging time for school districts, administrators, teachers, students and families, the School Develop...
10/27/2020
pinebarrenstribune.com

“Through this challenging time for school districts, administrators, teachers, students and families, the School Development Authority continues to deliver the school facilities and educational technology that students need in order for them to reach their full potential," said Democratic Governor Phil Murphy in the press release. “I want to thank the authority, as well as the Pemberton school district in their efforts to building this educational facility that will help connect and educate thousands of students for generations to come.”
Read the full Pine Barrens Tribune article here: https://bit.ly/2TrfUWi

Reminder that registration for our 2020 Virtual SMWBE Training Program closes one week from today - Friday, September 4t...
08/28/2020

Reminder that registration for our 2020 Virtual SMWBE Training Program closes one week from today - Friday, September 4th!

This nine-week FREE program provides participants with valuable knowledge on ways to advance their businesses, as well as helps to prepare firms to work with the SDA and the State of New Jersey through educational courses and networking opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at: https://lnkd.in/dRCKE6e

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority is pleased to announce that applications are now available for our 2020 Con...
07/30/2020

The New Jersey Schools Development Authority is pleased to announce that applications are now available for our 2020 Contractor Training Program. The program will be held VIRTUALLY this year and conducted through remote learning.
This nine-week FREE program provides participants with valuable knowledge on ways to advance their businesses, as well as helps to prepare firms to work with the SDA and the State of New Jersey through educational courses and networking opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at: https://lnkd.in/dRCKE6e

The new, two-story Denbo-Crichton Elementary School will be a 126,000 square-foot facility, designed to educate Pemberto...
07/21/2020

The new, two-story Denbo-Crichton Elementary School will be a 126,000 square-foot facility, designed to educate Pemberton students in Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade. Check out some of the progress being made on this state-of-the-art learning facility that is on schedule for project delivery later this summer.

We appreciate partnerships with groups like the Work Environment Council as we work to improve school facilities through...
07/01/2020

We appreciate partnerships with groups like the Work Environment Council as we work to improve school facilities throughout New Jersey.

For additional information: https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Content/Regulations/PDFs/19_33.pdf
06/29/2020

For additional information:https://www.njsda.gov/NJSDA/Content/Regulations/PDFs/19_33.pdf

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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
"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/