WARREN, NJ - "The insurance company stepped up," said Watchung Hills Regional High School Business Administrator Tim Stys at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.

The damage caused by Superstorm Sandy at Watchung Hills Regional High School was substantial, but Watchung Hills School Board Member Gerry Binder reported that nearly all of the $1.4 million worth of damage will be covered by the school district's insurance coverage.
Stys said that the district received nearly all of the reimbursed cost of the damage from insurance payouts, and a small amount from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Binder said that when all is said and done, the school district probably will be left with somewhere between $50,000 to $150,000 that has not been reimbursed.

Stys noted that the cost of insurance premiums have gone up 15 percent in the past year and will probably continue to go up.
Also discussed was a way to acknowledge the school district's employees who went above and beyond responding to the damage at the school.