Senate President Steve Sweeney visited with students of James Monroe Elementary School and met with Principal Lynda Zapoticzny today at Middlesex County College. James Monroe Elementary burned down last month, forcing students to move to a temporary location at the college.
“The students, parents, teachers, and administrators have all shown great resilience in the face of adversity,” said Sweeney. “They have made the best of a difficult and tragic situation and are moving forward. I want to thank Middlesex County College for agreeing to provide a temporary location for all these students so that they can continue their education as best as possible given the circumstances.”
The Senate President met with students and discussed the school’s current situation with Principal Zapoticzny. He promised to work with the Commissioner of the Department of Education to help James Monroe students adjust to their new surroundings and circumstances.
“I have promised Principal Zapoticzny that I will work with Acting Commissioner Hespe to ensure as smooth a transition as possible as these students try to deal with a variety of issues in the coming weeks,” said Sweeney. “Given what they have had to go through, it only makes sense that we work with school officials and parents so that the process is accommodating to their needs.”