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May 13, 2019 – TRENTON, NJ – In March 2019, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) awarded a $37 million contract to Terminal Construction Corporation of Wood-Ridge, NJ for construction services for additions/renovations to Orange High School.

The project scope includes an approximately 50,000 square foot, two-story addition to the existing Orange High School, renovations to address facility condition deficiencies and an enclosed circulation link bridge between Orange High School and Orange Preparatory Academy.

"The SDA is committed to the improvement of facilities in our 31 SDA Districts, and we are pleased to see this project advance in partnership with the Orange School District and community," said Manuel Da Silva, SDA Interim Chief Executive Officer.

The renovated Orange High School, built in 1974, is expected to open its doors to students in September of 2021, and has been designed to educate approximately 1,440 students, with a maximum of 1,694.

"This new and renovated state-of-the-art school facility will assist with meeting the district’s vision and goal of providing students with equitable opportunities for college and career readiness," said Mr. Ronald Lee, Interim Superintendent of the Orange School District.

The initial phase of this project includes a Constructability Review, where the contractor will review the contract documents (plans and specifications) to identify issues, which would impact the schedule or cost of completion. Following the conclusion of this review process and resolution of all issues, the contractor will be issued a separate notice-to-proceed to begin construction of the school.

In December 2018, an award for construction management services was awarded to Cambridge Construction Management, Inc. of Clinton, NJ.

About the New Jersey Schools Development Authority

The SDA is the State agency responsible for fully funding and managing the new construction, modernization and renovation of school facilities projects in 31 SDA Districts. Its current portfolio of active projects is valued at approximately $2 billion – including the Capital Project portfolio, emergent projects and Regular Operating District grants. Since the program's inception, the SDA has provided funding for and management oversight of more than 850 completed school facilities projects in SDA Districts and has executed more than 5,400 grants for Regular Operating Districts throughout the State of New Jersey. For more information about the SDA, please visit our website at: or follow us on social media at: Facebook; Instagram; LinkedIn; or Twitter.