Perth Amboy School Officials Want Funding For New High School

PERTH AMBOY – School officials are hoping to get the state to reconsider financing the construction of a new high school to alleviate the Perth Amboy school district’s overcrowding problems.

At one time, the district had plans to build a new high school at the site of the former Delaney Homes complex on Convery Boulevard, but the project was shelved when funding dried up. Last year, the district used funds originally allocated for the planned Seaman Avenue Elementary School project to build an addition to Perth Amboy High School, but officials say that is only a temporary solution.

The Perth Amboy school board is also taking legal steps to recoup $2.6 million stolen from the district over six years by insurance broker Frank Cotroneo.

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