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Cinnaminson School District to Receive Additional $4 Million in Grant Money

The money goes toward improvement projects at the New Albany Elementary School, Rush Intermediate School, the middle school and the high school.

The State of New Jersey has set aside an additional $4-5 million for grants previously approved for the Cinnaminson School District, the Cinnaminson Sun reports.

The Department of Education previously approved about $6.5 million for improvements to the New Albany Elementary School, Rush Intermediate School, the middle school and the high school.

However, the Board of Education requested additional money because it felt the state was underestimating how much money it could contribute, according to the report. Upon reevaluation, the State is providing between $10 and $11.5 million, according to the report.

Cinnaminson had submitted applications for projects at all four schools, totaling approximately $39 million, but the total project cost returned by the state was just less than $16.3 million.

The applications were approved in December.

Needed improvements at the schools include: upgrading the HVAC system at the high school; a new roof, windows and doors at the high school; handicap accessibility to the second floor of the high school; and improved security at the entrances to all four schools.

Last week, the Department of Education announced the Cinnaminson School District would receive an additional $47,000 in state aid, bringing the total state aid for 2015 to $8,995,720.

John March 04, 2014 at 10:44 AM
I guess the schools are not happy with what they get, oh well the taxpayers have to foot the bill again, nothing new here they just keep on adding things that they need....I can hardly wait for the responses from the critical few again...Happiness..
Sarah March 04, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Could we get the GIANT pothole in the New Albany driveway fixed sometime soon. It's a literal crater at this point.
John March 05, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Oh no, thats not in the budget....

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