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Nov 04, 2020

Holmdel School District Completes Improvement Projects

By Shanna O'Mara

The Holmdel Township School District unveiled a series of Holmdel 2020 capital improvement projects last month during a special ribbon-cutting event held at William R. Satz Middle School and Holmdel High School.

Over the past three years, the district’s academic, athletic and artistic facilities have been transformed to enhance the experience of Holmdel students. Projects in the middle school included a new science room and lab, locker room and lobby. Indian Hill School received classroom updates and an expanded parking lot. The art room and gymnasium at Village Elementary School were renovated, and a STEAM room was designed to promote technology and art studies. At the high school, the entrance was given a facelift, inviting guests with tall pillars, a bright sign and an elegant covering along the sidewalk. Inside, an engineering wing was built with dedicated spaces for graphic arts and robotics. The band room also saw upgrades as did the dance studio. Athletes will enjoy newly paved tennis and basketball courts, new baseball fields at the complex and a new track surrounding the football field.

Overall, the project was completed within the $40 million budget, Board of Education President Victoria Flynn said.

“It’s amazing that we were able to put together a project of this magnitude, at this time, with the support of our community that really sets us apart from any other school in the state of New Jersey,” Flynn said. “[Holmdel] is one of the best school districts in the state, in the country, and now we have the buildings to prove it.”

Event attendees were treated to a brief walking tour around William R. Satz Middle School before the ribbon-cutting and lighting ceremony in front of Holmdel High School.

Monmouth County Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto was in attendance and presented the group with a proclamation.

“The most precious commodity that we have, as parents, is our children,” he said. “What more could the residents of Holmdel ask for than to have something of this magnitude, something that is going to enrich their lives forever? And it’s all because of you, the residents, who support these people [the board] with your ideas and your encouragement, and for that, I thank all of you.”