Schools Get $550K In State Grants For Building Improvements
MHS, Betsy Ross and George Washington will have building repairs partially funded by NJ Schools Development Authority money
Three Mahwah schools will be getting building improvements, thanks to a $558,811 state grant. The Christie Administration announced Friday afternoon that Mahwah will receive three New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) grants through its Regular Operating District (ROD) grant program.
The grant money will contribute to the following improvements:
- At Mahwah High School, boilers in the 1984 addition section of the school will be removed and replaced.
- At Betsy Ross Elementary School, the roof drainage problems will be repaired, and the mechanical equipment in the original section of the school, in the hallway and in the Kindergarten classrooms will be removed and replaced.
- At George Washington Elementary School, 13 unit ventilators will be removed and replaced.
The state estimates the total cost of the three projects to be over $1.3M, with the remaining $838K to be funded by the school.
According to a release from the SDA, the state-grant program funds portions of projects that address “health and safety issues, student overcrowding and other critical needs,” in NJ schools.
Since the grant program, which is funded by the sale of NJ Economic Development Authority bonds, was reinstated in 2010, the SDA has given out 860 grants, or about $270.4 million.
School officials could not be reached Friday afternoon for comment.