Fifth-grade moved to Central Elementary’s main building

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The trailers at Central Elementary School in Wall have been boarded up. PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN

WALL TOWNSHIP — School officials have been busy getting Central Elementary School ready for the first day of school on Thursday, Sept. 5, after an August decision to relocate the fifth-grade from trailer classrooms to the main building. 

The district superintendent and school principal told parents in an Aug. 19 email that they had decided to move the classes out of the trailers. Air sampling conducted by an environmental consultant showed elevated mold levels in two of the four fifth-grade classrooms.

During a workshop meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, school board members asked for an update on the fifth-grade classroom situation.

District Business Administrator Brian Smyth said desks are cleaned and ready for the classes. Mr. Smyth also said any exposed parts of the trailers have been boarded up with plywood, and a 6-foot chain-link fence was scheduled to be installed around the trailer site on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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