Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership


Educational Services and Leadership


College of Education


Hurley, Dennis


School districts--Planning; School facilities--New Jersey--Planning


Educational Leadership


The purpose of this study was to evaluate Dennis Township School District's Long-Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) submitted to the Commissioner of Education in October 2000 to comply with the New Jersey Educational Facilities and Construction Act. All New Jersey school districts are required to submit a Long-Range Facilities Plan to the New Jersey Commissioner of Education every five years. The law does not allow any district to advance a school facilities building project for which they are seeking capital funding from the State until the district has an approved Long-Range Facilities Plan. The document detailed the district's school facilities needs and how it addressed those needs over the succeeding five years. Since 2000 Dennis Township has built a new primary school, and has made extensive renovations to the existing elementary/middle school. All projects were scheduled to be completed before the next LRFP is due on October 1, 2005. The Long-Range Facilities Plan is composed of five sections. They are: an existing building and site inventory; evaluative criteria; existing facilities assessment; plan development; Long-Range Facilities Plan submission; and a strategy for delivering education that is consistent with the Core Curriculum Content Standards.