Ten schools in Burlington County and 14 in Camden County are in line for a total of $11.4 million in capital-improvement money, state officials announced Monday.
The money is part of the Regular Operating District grant program, which was started in 2001 and assists schools in areas besides the mostly poor, urban districts often referred to as "Abbotts" after the Supreme Court ruling.
In this funding round, districts slated to get grants in Burlington County are Burlington Township, Medford, Moorestown, New Hanover, and Southampton.
In Camden County, the districts are Barrington, Bellmawr, Black Horse Pike Regional, Cherry Hill, Eastern Regional, Pine Hill, Runnemede, and Winslow.
Marc Larkins, the School Development Authority's chief executive officer, and Bret Schundler, education commissioner, announced the $36.9 million in state funding.
Statewide, the grants will go to 111 schools in 59 school districts and, with $40.6 million in local contributions, are expected to result in $77.5 million in capital projects. No schools in Gloucester County received funding in this round.
Larkins said in a statement that the grants "will allow districts to perform necessary improvements to the learning environments for our children and create much-needed jobs during this difficult economic period."
Said Schundler: "Many children will benefit from this necessary investment in schools across New Jersey."