PTHSD Receives $1,145,378 Grant to Improve Schools
January 27, 2009
The Parsippany-Troy Hills School District announced today that they will receive $1,145,378 in State aid for much needed facility improvements. The district will use this grant money to install required fire doors at Central Middle School, replace aging windows and doors at Rockaway Meadow Elementary School, replace old, inefficient boilers at Brooklawn Middle School and Parsippany Hills High School and install a handicap ramp for access to Parsippany Hills auditorium. These projects are part of the district’s Long-Range Facility Plan and will increase the safety, security and learning environment at our schools. Dr. Seitz, Superintendent of Schools, said “Replacing old windows, doors, and boilers with more energy efficient ones will reduce our energy costs and provide a healthier learning environment for our students and staff.
As a result of prudent financial management and long-range planning on the part of the Board of Education and the administration, the district will receive a State grant that will cover 40% of the cost of these projects. The balance of the funds for these projects will come from the district’s current capital reserve account. This account was established by the Board to insure that our schools are properly maintained in coordination with the district’s State approved Long-Range Facility Plan.
This grant comes at a time when the district is in the final stages of finishing their recent school expansion and construction projects that were completed on time and slightly under budget.