On February 21, 2020, TapIntoCamden published an article about a report released by the New Jersey Charter Schools Association and JerseyCAN.
The report found that public charter and renaissance school are in need of $942 million in construction, renovation, or capital improvement funds over the next decade to provide safe and secure school buildings for students.
“There is an unmet need for school construction funding across the state, largely in our cities and this includes real needs for public charter and renaissance schools,” JerseyCAN’s Executive Director Patricia Morgan.
“Currently, public charter and renaissance schools are serving nearly one in five students in the poorest communities across New Jersey,” Morgan said. “These schools are a vital part of the education fabric in our urban areas, and as such, their facilities needs have to be addressed.”