Representatives of New Brunswick Public Schools and the New Jersey School Development Authority (SDA), along with community and local government leaders – including New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill and Assemblyman Joseph Egan – gathered yesterday to mark the ceremonial groundbreaking for a two-year construction project at Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts. Upon completion in 2018, the school’s existing 59,400 square feet of space will be renovated, while a 60,000-square-foot, three-story addition will include 30 new classrooms and a new multi-purpose room. With construction underway, the school’s students are attending classes at an alternate school facility within the district.
The SDA is both managing and funding the construction, which has a projected cost of $47 million. To date, the SDA has invested approximately $270 million in completed New Brunswick school district projects.