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Senator Sam Thompson Senator Sam Thompson (R-12)
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December 6, 2013
Thompson, Dancer & Clifton Announce Construction Funding for Schools in the 12th Legislative District

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More than $9 Million in State Money for Regular Operating Districts

Sen. Sam Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton, all R-Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington and Middlesex, announced more than $9 million in state funding for school construction projects in seven school districts in the 12th Legislative District.

“We are confident districts will well-utilize this funding to provide safer, more efficient schools, and the result will be students who are better prepared for future success,” said Thompson. “The grants allow our districts to provide a first-rate education to all students.”

The funding of will support $22,120,278 in construction projects.

“This is more than a substantial investment in our schools. It is an investment in the students who are our next generation, and an investment in our communities,” said Dancer. “This is good news for New Jersey and the 12th District.”

“Safe, well-designed and welcoming schools and classrooms are essential for education of our kids,” said Clifton. “The learning environment plays a crucial role in a student’s ability to process information, learn new skills, and reach their potential.”

State-wide, Gov. Christie’s administration approved $507.7 million in state funds to help fund the cost of 1,538 individual school construction projects in 331 school districts. Between state and local contributions, the total project costs of the 1,538 eligible projects are estimated to exceed $1.1 billion. The state-funded grants represent at least 40 percent of eligible costs for projects in the Regular Operating Districts (RODs) and address health and safety issues, student overcrowding and other critical needs.

School District County Total Project Cost State Share of Cost
New Hanover Burlington $760,103 $329,001
Old Bridge Middlesex $704,596 $281,838
Matawan-Aberdeen Regional Monmouth $4,335,000 $1,734,000
Millstone Monmouth $514,943 $205,977
Roosevelt Borough Monmouth $921,973 $368,789
Jackson Ocean $$13,402,890 $5,361,156
Plumstead Ocean $1,489,773 $736,421

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