Watson Coleman: Must We Wait Until Someone Gets Hurt Before Promised Improvements to TCHS are Made?

(TRENTON) – Assembly Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) on Thursday released the following statement following a discussion about delayed improvement work to Trenton Central High School during today’s Assembly Budget Committee hearing:


“It is amazing that we are still talking about, rather than actually making the necessary improvements to Trenton Central High School. The roof is leaking, the floor is crumbling and the list of disrepairs goes on and on. These are conditions no teacher should teach in and certainly no student should learn in. How to we get beyond the rhetoric and get something, anything done at Trenton High?
“This has been going on forever and ever and conditions are just getting worse. The School Development Authority (SDA) is responsible, but so is the Trenton Public School District, which has engaged in unnecessary bureaucracy that has contributed to the delay. While we continue to discuss plans and semantics, our kids are still in that dilapidated, half-unusable school and that’s just wrong. Not only is this environment not conducive to learning, it is dangerous. Both the SDA and the Trenton School District need to get on the same page before somebody’s child gets seriously hurt.”