TRENTON – Legislators of the 15th District reaffirmed their commitment Friday for a quality facility for Trenton Central High School (TCHS) students by renewing their request that funding be authorized by the Schools Development Authority (SDA) for new construction.
“It is critical that children in Trenton have the proper facilities to learn,” Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, (D-15), Princeton, said in a release. “It was a lack of action which led to Trenton being bumped from the last round of construction. As a result, the already outdated building has become even more distressed.”
Sen. Shirley Turner, (D-15), Lawrence, who met with Trenton school district officials on Monday, said that the condition of the school can no longer be tolerated.
And Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, (D-15), Ewing, said, “Children in Trenton deserve a school building that can provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere in which to learn.”
Turner also said that she spoke with SDA’s Chief Executive Officer, Marc Larkins, who updated her on the roof repairs and masonry work needed on the building. Turner stated that he also informed her that he would be taking part in a tour of the facility scheduled for this week.
Larkins is scheduled to appear next week before the Assembly Education Committee.