POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant School District has been awarded a $3 million grant
to help fund HVAC [heating, ventilation, and air conditioning] projects at Ocean Road and Nellie Bennett elementary schools.
According to a press release from the school district, this project will improve ventilation at both elementary schools. In addition, all classrooms for students in grades pre-K through fifth will be fully air conditioned, which creates a more hospitable environment for teaching and learning in the early fall and late spring months. Furthermore, this project opens up the prospect of additional opportunities for scheduling summer enrichment, support, recreation and extracurricular programs. District officials are thankful to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for helping to improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning in Point Pleasant Borough Schools.
The district received this grant through a New Jersey Board of Public Utilities [BPU]
Clean Energy initiative called “School and Small Business Ventilation and Energy Efficiency Verification and Repair Program.” The program is managed by TRC, a consulting, engineering and construction management firm.
“District administrators and central office personnel, in collaboration with our facilities department, have been working on securing this funding since October,” Superintendent of Schools Adam Angelozzi said. “While this funding will help our district with other high-priority capital projects, it does not fix the current state funding formula’s continued strain on our budget for the next two budget cycles, which include the 2023-2024 school year and the 2024-2025 school year.”
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