Christie’s people won’t honor OPRA request about conditions in 4 schools

bad school conditions in NJThe Schools Development Authority (SDA) is denying the public information on the facility conditions at Camden High School, Thomas G. Connors Elementary School (Hoboken), Cleveland Elementary School (Orange), and Orange High School.

The Education Law Center made an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request to obtain the SDA’s reports on the facility conditions at these four schools which are badly in need of repair. The SDA said no. This is unacceptable! Communities have a right to know what the facility conditions are at their schools. This is another example of the SDA stalling on urgent repairs.

Here are two actions you can take:

  1. Please attend and give testimony this Wednesday at the December 4 SDA board meeting at 9 am. The SDA board meeting will be held at their NEW office – 32 Front Street, Trenton.
  2. If you are unable to attend the SDA board meeting, make your voice heard by calling the SDA’s customer service helpline at (609) 341-5900. Tell the SDA:

    I am a (parent/educator/resident) from (name of school & city) calling to ask the SDA to release the SDA’s facility condition reports for Camden High School, Thomas G. Connors Elementary School in Hoboken, Cleveland Elementary School in Orange, and Orange High School.

For more information or if you’re able to attend the meeting, contact Mo Kinberg, Healthy Schools Now campaign coordinator at 510-452-7178 or

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