Under the McKinney-Vento Act, any student that is displaced qualifies for free or reduced lunch. To find out more about enrolling in the free lunch program, please contact the above listed contact corresponding to your child's school.
Families who are not technically displaced but have been caused undue hardship by Hurricane Sandy should also contact the school representatives listed above. Various levels of support are available and will be kept strictly confidential.
The District thanks you for your continued understanding and support. And from the entire Point Pleasant Borough Schools District family to your's we send our best wishes for your continued safety and well-being.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Programs - Christopher Cerf, NJ Commissioner of Education, November 15, 2012
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
Established by the Governor and First Lady, the relief fund will provide a critical mechanism to collect monetary donations to provide assistance to families and businesses who have been affected by the destruction of the storm. Please visit www.sandynjrelieffund.org to donate today.
DonorsChoose.org is a non-profit that invites teachers, principals and school staff from across the country to request materials they need in their classrooms and schools. From pencils and paper, to microscopes for a biology class, to field trips to art museums, they have delivered $156 million in supplies to schools across the country. DonorsChoose.org has dedicated a special section of their website for schools that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy here: www.donorschoose.org/sandy. Teachers and schools can submit projects they need funded and any donations will go directly towards fulfilling these.
The National PTA® has established a special grant program to assist those schools and PTAs impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The grant program will award a minimum of $500 and up to $5,000 in $500 increments to PTAs in areas affected by the storm to help them repair storm damage to school libraries and playgrounds, purchase new books and supplies, and much more. PTAs are able to apply for more than one grant if they have multiple needs. More information on how to apply for funds and on how to contribute can be found here: http://pta.org/5399.htm.
NJSBA Match-A-School: The New Jersey School Boards Association has set up a matching program between districts and organizations that are willing to adopt a district, school or classroom that is recovering from the storm. If your district or school is in need of assistance or if you would like to adopt a school, please contact the NJSBA at1-888-88NJSBA, Ext. 5209 and they will connect you with a matching school or district. More information can be found on their website at: www.njsba.org/news/hurricane-sandy <.
Modest Needs Foundation is a registered non-profit that promotes the self-sufficiency of low-income workers by helping them to afford short-term, emergency expenses. Modest Needs Foundation's Hurricane Relief Program offers immediate monetary aid to low-income workers who do not qualify for conventional types of emergency assistance, but who have lost income or incurred unexpected household expenses as a result of this unprecedented natural disaster. Hurricane Relief Grant Program will help low-income workers impacted by the storm to afford one month's rent or mortgage payment as they work to get back 'on their feet,' up to a maximum of $1,500.00 per household. More information on how to apply for funds and on how to contribute can be found here: www.modestneeds.org.
More information on all of the above resources is available on our website at http://nj.gov/education/sandy/support.htm, and we are continuing to explore other opportunities which we will share as they become available. If there are any additional needs your school communities may have or ways you would like to help, please contact Barbara Morgan who is coordinating these efforts on behalf of the department at Barbara.Morgan@doe.state.nj.us
Borough of Point Pleasant Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Information, November 2, 2012 - Reprinted Brochure
We recommend those in need of disaster assistance contact FEMA immediately at disasterassistance.gov or (800) 621-3362.
As power is intermittently restored, stores continue to reopen around town.
The Borough's water supply is clean and plentiful.
POLICE & PUBLIC SAFETY
State law indicates non-operating traffic lights become four-way stops.
The Borough, with the assistance of the Red Cross and the National Guard, has established a supply station for Borough residents in need, located in the old Tally's Auto Center parking lot on Bridge Avenue (across from the new Investors Savings Bank). Water, food and supplies, First Aid supplies, ice and milk are available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Donations may be delivered to the First Aid Building on Beaverdam Road or directly to the Supply tent in the Tally's lot during the hours of operation.
TRASH & DEBRIS INFORMATION
Curbside pickup of recycling is suspended until November 12. Recycling can be brought to the Recycling Center behind Stop & Shop, open 7 days a week. Electronics, including TVs, can also be brought to the Recycling Center.
Curbside brush collection is suspended until further notice. Brush no larger than 3 inches in diameter may be brought to the Recycling Center. The Borough is unable to process brush or trees larger than 3 inches in diameter, therefore, homeowners must contact a tree service to remove larger items.
Please keep storm debris and household garbage off the streets. Please keep it contained in your yard at the curb line.
Curbside collection of garbage is resuming immediately, on the normal schedule. Please remember only regular household trash will be collected. No lumber, construction materials, electronics or brush shouild be mixed with household trash,
The Borough is creating trash collection sites at Maplewood Avenue, across from the Little League Field, and at the Recylcing Center behind Stop & Shop. Bulk items (i.e., sofas, carpets, etc) and household trash will be accepted. No lumber, wood or construction materials will be accepted; electronics are accepted at the Recycling Center. These are open to Point Pleasant Borough residents only, proof of residency is required. They will be open from 8:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m., seven days a week, as long as necessary.
The Borough will aslo collect bulk items curbside beginning Monday, November 5. Again, no lumber, brush, electronics or construction materials. Collection will be from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 7:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Collection will proceed in the following order; Section 3, 2, 4, 1, 5.
Please separate any metal items. Metal must be segregated from other trash.
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS
Fourth Quarter Taxes, due November 1, may be paid without interest until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13. After that date, interest will be charged according to law.
PROPERTY DAMAGE & REPAIR
Contact your insurance company or FEMA at
disasterassistance.gov or (800) 621-3362. Take multiple photographs. Before starting any repair work, apply for the necessary permits at the Borough Hall Construction Office.