TRENTON, NJ — Westfield schools will receive $7,526,310 in state funds to modernize and improve facilities, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr., Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, and Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz, all R-Union, Morris and Somerset, announced today.

The Department of Education has allocated a total of $27,174,342 dollars in state funds for schools in the 21st Legislative District. Of all the districts to receive these grants, which have been approved by the Christie Administration, Westfield will get the most.                                     

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“These funds are critical to ensuring that the needs of children are appropriately and adequately met,” said Kean in a press release. “The grants will enable school districts to construct modern facilities that can best serve to promote a child's developmental, social and educational growth.”

“This funding will help our school districts as they continue to provide outstanding services for students,” added Bramnick. “Students, parents and taxpayers can all appreciate the support that these state grants will provide to our schools.”

“These grants will help children achieve the highest possible functioning and interaction in the classroom,” said Muñoz. “These construction projects will help strengthen and improve our schools and communities.”

The complete breakdown of the grants by municipalities is as follows:

Long Hill Township: $1,309,812

Chatham: $317,379

Bernards Township: $4,030,120

Westfield Township: $7,526,310

Warren Township: $2,058,504

Watchung Boro: $362,218

Berkeley Heights Township: $2,299,450

Summit City: $2,146,235

Springfield Township: $1,241,966

Mountainside Boro: $5,882,348