Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder, and Assembly Chris Brown welcome word that the Burlington County Special Services school district would benefit from a grant from the School Development Authority.
“This funding demonstrates New Jersey’s commitment to the schools,” said Brown. “As a former liaison between the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county schools, I recognize these are real dollars coming into the district, benefitting the students and local taxpayers.”
With the grant funding of $675,000 from the SDA’s Regular Operating District Grant Program, more than 43,000 square feet of the school building in Lumberton will be re-sided, and the roof will be replaced.
“The investment in the Lumberton campus assures a well-maintained, clean and healthy learning environment,” said Addiego. “Modern and efficient schools are more productive schools.”
The estimated cost of the two projects at the Lumberton campus is $1,687,621. The state grant contributes $675,049, leveraging the local contribution to $1,012,572.
“This is good news for the taxpayers in Burlington County,” said Rudder. “It re-affirms New Jersey’s commitment to education and to our students.”