Kyrillos Returns to Schools Most Impacted by Sandy with Gov. Christie
Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) stated the following about today’s visit with Gov. Chris Christie to schools most impacted by Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach Memorial and Monmouth Beach Elementary:
“Our communities are whole when their schools are thriving,” Kyrillos said. “The re-opening of Union Beach Memorial and Monmouth Beach Elementary schools is a monumental step for local families and school children to move forward from the state’s worst storm. With only five schools still closed, we are at the brink of complete structural recovery.”
On June 3, Senator Kyrillos also attended the official reopening of these two schools:
Union Beach Memorial School serves 732 students in grades K-8. After Superstorm Sandy, the one-story school was described as “almost beyond repair.” Students had been relocated to Keyport and Holy Family Schools and will now finish out the rest of the school year which ends June 27th. The total rehabilitation costs have reached approximately $1.3 million.
Monmouth Beach Elementary School serves 312 students in grades K-8. The school experienced flood water levels of two to three feet throughout the entire building, ruining furniture, books, supplies and major equipment such as the school’s boilers. Students were able to attend classes at schools in West Long Branch, Oceanport and Shore Regional. Total rehabilitation costs have been nearly $2 million.