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Ramos Praises Governor and SDA in Selecting Connors School in Hoboken for Rehabilitation

Connors Elementary School in Hoboken to Receive Long Awaited Renovations.

(HOBOKEN) — Governor Chris Christie today announced the recommendation of 20 new capital school construction projects in 18 of New Jersey’s municipalities that will boost students in some of the state’s neediest districts. Gov. Christie made the announcement that the Schools Development Authority of New Jersey has identified Connors Elementary School in Hoboken as a facility in serious deficiency and in need of rehabilitation.

“These upgrades are essential to a productive learning environment,” said Ramos (D-Hoboken), who previously advocated directly to the SDA on behalf of the Connors School. “By having a modern day classroom, these students can feel good about their school and community.”

In 2008, the SDA awarded $271.2 million to the entire 33rd Legislative District. This funding was used to build new schools in West New York, Union City, and Jersey City. Hoboken was supposed to receive funding to renovate the Connors Elementary School, however, has not received funding until this year.

“This is a long time coming,” said Ramos. “I am truly pleased that the State has finally recognized the needs of the Connors School and will be including it in it’s 2012 Capital Projects portfolio.”

“My sincere hope is that the funds for this project will be used wisely and efficiently,” continued Ramos. “The funding for the Connors School will enhance the quality of education for students, offering an environment that’s conducive to learning.”

“I’d like to thank Governor Christie and SDA CEO, Marc Larkins, for understanding the importance of this project and what it means to the hundreds of children of Hoboken,” concluded Ramos.