NOTE: The SDA, in cooperation with the Department of Education, conducted a review of all projects previously in the 2008 Capital Plan that were not yet in construction. These projects were closely evaluated using criteria such as educational need, cost efficiency and potential for design standardization. The 2011 Capital Program was reviewed and approved by the SDA Board of Directors on March 2, 2011. The SDA will continue to have ongoing conversations with the districts so that their projects may be able to advance in subsequent years.
Formerly the Bridgeton Middle School, the facility became the Broad Street Elementary School on July 1, 2003 when the district went to a kindergarten-to-8th grade configuration. Currently, Broad Street Elementary houses over 800 students.
A construction project for Broad Street Elementary School had been approved as part of the 2008 New Funding Allocation and Capital Plan for SDA Districts (Plan). The Bridgeton school district requested the construction of a new elementary school project at Cherry Street to serve as a substitution of its single project in the Plan, the proposed Broad Street Elementary School project. The New Jersey Department of Education and NJ Schools Development Authority endorsed the proposed project substitution. In May 2009 the SDA Board approved the proposed Cherry Street project.