Joint Statement from Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Speaker Coughlin on the Future of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority

(TRENTON) – Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin issued the following joint statement today:

“The Schools Development Authority’s (SDA) mission is critical to the construction, modernization, and renovation of schools in some of our most underserved school districts. Recent independent reports have offered recommendations to improve the ability of the SDA to fulfill that mission.

“We will act to effectuate change and look to restructure the organization or move it under another State entity to improve the State’s ability to deliver and effectively manage public school construction projects. As we work toward funding reauthorization, we will also review the organizational structure of the SDA and consider all possible alternatives to the current structure in the months ahead.”