Report: Union Beach Residents Disagree With Catholic School Rent for Misplaced Students
NJ.com columnist Mark Di Ionno examines the $47,000 a month cost of renting a Catholic school in Hazlet for misplaced elementary students from Memorial School.
Union Beach's one and only school was not spared by Hurricane Sandy.
Memorial School, which serves K-8 students, was flooded with about a foot of water from a small creek nearby, according to NJ columnist Mark Di Ionno.
In an attempt to get the students back to school and in a warm, dry place each day, the district began renting space at St. Catherine's for $27,000 a month, according to Di Ionno's article on NJ.com. The school was too small and soon K-5 students were studying at Holy Family School while sixth, seventh and eighth grade students were taken in for free by the Keyport School District.
Parents were pleased that their children had a place to call their own, however many were appalled with the $47,000 a month rent at the Catholic school located in Hazlet.
The cost is about 25 percent below market value and Holy Family is also paying the utilities and offered the district their maintenance people.
The entire report can be found on NJ.com.
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