The money is earmarked to help renovate the Connors School.
Hoboken's newest tenant has made a large donation to the Hoboken Relief Fund. Pearson Publishing, the main tenant that will move into a yet to be built building along Hoboken's waterfront, will donate $25,000 to the fund. The money will go toward rebuilding the Connors School, which suffered heavy damage during Sandy. "We want to assist the city's recovery," said Will Ethridge, a Pearson executive, on Monday afternoon.
The Connors School sustained most damage during Sandy.
The Hoboken School District continues to work on its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Toback said on Tuesday night. Especially the first floor of the Connors School sustained damage during the storm's flooding. Three classrooms, the cafeteria and multiple offices were destroyed. The classrooms on the ground floor of the school are still closed, Toback said, and there is currently no time line for when the rooms will be open again. "We do not have any information about whether or not we will receive funding," Toback said. "We don’t know about insurance yet." There is currently no bid to start construction on the classrooms and no construction companies have been hired. The roughly 60 students — a total of …