New Jersey Department of Education

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Office of School Facilities

Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Preliminary Guidelines

The role of the Office of School Facilities is to ensure that every child attends an educational facility in the state that is safe, healthy and educationally enhanced. The office also supports the delivery of the thorough and efficient education to which all students are entitled by the New Jersey State Constitution and the New Jersey State Learning Standards. The office provides the following services to school districts:

  • Administers all school facilities laws and regulations;
  • Develops and maintains educational adequacy and efficiency standards for school facilities;
  • Reviews educational specifications;
  • Approves schematic and final educational adequacy construction plans;
  • Determines preliminary and final eligible construction and soft costs for school facilities projects;
  • Manages development of and updates to long-range facilities plans (LRFPs) for all regular operating districts and those served by the NJ Schools Development Authority (SDA);
  • Reviews leases and lease-purchase agreements for school facility acquisition, as well as school construction, to assure efficiency and compliance with law and regulation;
  • Manages the Certified Educational Facilities Manager (CEFM) program;
  • Manages the Qualified School Academy Zone (QZAB) program; and
  • Provides for development and oversight of Green Ribbon Schools.

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