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Concept Drawing of Halloran Elementary School Credits: State of New Jersey School Development Authority
Halloran Elementary Credits: State of New Jersey School Development Authority

ELIZABETH, NJ – Delivering educational facilities in New Jersey, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority has announced five new or renovated schools this year. These renovated or new buildings will provide more than 3,100 additional seats for students across the state.

The new Halloran PS 22 Elementary School is a four-story building designed to educate about 890 students and will include 34 regular education classrooms, three special-education classrooms, six science labs and various other facilities sources said.

“Through the construction of new schools, additions and building renovations, the SDA continues to improve educational facilities for thousands of students statewide,” SDA CEO Charles McKenna said. “As a new school year begins and students enter schools that are designed and built to provide modern, excellent educational spaces, we know they have the tools needed to learn and succeed.”

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The project to complete the five new schools represents a state investment of more than $230 million. The Halloran Elementary School was built at a cost of $55.3 million.

Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer praised the state's leadership in funding the construction of the elementary school, saying it was helping Elizabeth's students get high-quality educations.

"Today, more than ever, this means modern classrooms, cutting-edge computer equipment and state of the art science labs, assuring that all of our students have the opportunity to be college- and career-ready," Hugelmeyer said at the groundbreaking in 2015.

The new school was designed using guidelines created by the United States Green Building Council.  Known as the "Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program, this design uses environmental sustainability and maximum energy efficiency.

The SDA uses a design-build approach which differs from traditional methods. It allows the SDA to contract with a single firm to design and construct the facility. This method also allows for the construction schedule to be more fluid and allow for improvements while the project is in progress, officials say.

“The successful delivery of these school projects is due in large part to the industrious staff of the SDA, the partnerships we share with the local school districts as well as the design and construction entities with whom we work,” Charles McKenna said.

The new facility is located at 612 Pulaski Street in Elizabeth.

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