Brick Spent More Than $500,000 To Correct Schools' Mold Problem

Brick Schools have spent more than a half million dollars on mold remediation between Drum Point Elementary, Brick High School and the Educational Enrichment Center, the district reported.

The school district’s insurance covers $25,000 of the $575,000 cost to test and remove mold, said Brick Township Schools Business Administrator James Edwards in a special board meeting Nov. 13.

Edwards explained the district’s insurance coverage was for $25,000, and that amounts above that are the district’s responsibility, leaving the schools with a $525,000 cost for the three schools’ mold remediation.

The most recent mold remediation was for Drum Point Elementary School, for $200,000. The special board meeting was called to update residents on that project specifically, which concluded mold remediation Nov. 10, according to the district.

Additionally, $175,000 worth of mold remediation was completed at Brick High School, and $200,000 at the Educational Enrichment Center, both on Chambers Bridge Road, Edwards said.

Chief Wahoo November 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Corruption. Over paid public takers. Sandy damage. Flood insurance sky rocket. Schools falling apart. = Bye Bye Home equity. Bye Bye Retirement. Bye middle class. And we haven't even begun to list the county , state and government burdens.
Jerseyclone November 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Chief, wait until we are invaded by the Lakewood cult.
lazereye November 16, 2013 at 07:56 AM
the problem with Dr.U is if u get rid of him u must still pay him because of his contract. You can thank your B.O.E for that. Then look how many people complain not many. There are lots of people who think that the board is great just look at the polls this Nov.
J.JONES November 16, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Money don't grow on tree's anymore cause its in our school leaders and town officals pockets..
KC November 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM
It is sad but that given the current condition of the town, many want to just cut their losses and move on. The so called greatest generation voted down every school budget referendum that I can recall. Monies were also misappropriated to administrating rather than building and teaching. It is all problems of epic proportion now, making it difficult to buy into any improvement apart from tearing down and rebuilding.


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