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For Release: July 27, 2005

DOE Comment on SCC Capital Construction Plan

Commissioner of Education William L. Librera issued the following statement in response to the New Jersey School Construction Corporation's approval of a capital construction plan for the agency's remaining Abbott funds:

"The list of projects presented by the SCC today is the result of numerous meetings, pointed questions, intense policy discussions and some very tough decision making. The SCC had to consider the facility priorities of each of the Abbott districts and the number of projects underway in each district, as well as how far along each project was in the predevelopment or construction process.

"The limited funds available have been allocated in a manner that is prudent and equitable, and all of the projects that appear on the list have been reviewed by DOE and approved for their educational adequacy."