Hoboken Charter School reopens a year after fire

October 30, 2013 4:50:45 AM PDT
Nearly 200 students are back in their New Jersey school Wednesday for the first time in more than a year.

A fire swept through the Hoboken Charter School on the second day of the 2012-13 school year, and flooding from Superstorm Sandy slowed repairs.

All of the kindergarten through 8th grade students who attended classes in the 713 Washington Street building were sent to a temporary school in Jersey City.

The repairs to the school also include some upgrades.

A previously unused basement and 4th floor have been renovated, and the school has a new elevator and sprinkler system.

The work, largely funded through private donations, yielded 40 percent more space.

Hewlett-Packard also donated $425,000 in computer equipment.