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Schools Get Sandy Financial Relief

School districts around Ocean County are receiving much needed federal funds to help recover from Superstorm Sandy. 

Brick Township High School
Brick Township High School (Brick Schools)

A total of $1.25 million went to districts around the state.  Some totals include close to $37,000 in Toms River, $212,000 for Brick, $39,000 in Central Regional and $25,000 in Seaside Heights.

The money was made possible through a $1.25 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program.

“Our communities have exhibited tremendous resilience in the face of the after-effects of Superstorm Sandy and they should be commended for all they have done to support our students and their education,” said State Education Commissioner Cerf in a press release.   “These funds from the U.S. Department of Education will help support the continuous recovery of school communities in New Jersey and we are grateful these grants were made available.”

The money can be put towards overtime for teachers, counsellors, and law enforcement and security officers and other staff, emergency transportation costs and other Sandy-related costs.

COUNTY

DISTRICT

AWARD

Atlantic Brigantine $                    5,515
Atlantic Pleasantville $                  58,240
Essex Newark $                  32,500
Hudson Hoboken $                  48,142
Hudson Jersey City  $                    5,459
Middlesex Sayreville $                  67,049
Middlesex South River $                  46,951
Monmouth Asbury Park $                    9,192
Monmouth Keansburg $                322,527
Monmouth Manasquan $                  63,655
Monmouth Monmouth Beach $                 47,052
Monmouth Rumson $                  34,249
Monmouth Rumson – Fair Haven $                    1,174
Monmouth Union Beach $                  28,667
Ocean Bayhead $                    9,977
Ocean Brick Township $                211,891
Ocean Central Regional $                  38,973
Ocean Lavallette $                  24,465
Ocean Little Egg Harbor $                  51,554
Ocean Long Beach Island $                    6,727
Ocean Pinelands Regional $                  47,443
Ocean Point Pleasant Borough $                    7,820
Ocean Point Pleasant Beach $                  16,001
Ocean Seaside Heights $                  24,537
Ocean Stafford $                    3,469
Ocean Toms River $                  36,771
Total $            1,250,000

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