Cedar Grove BOE reviews school upgrades

Building upgrades were the focus of a recent Board of Education meeting as officials discussed changes that have already been made to Cedar Grove’s four public schools, and others that will occur in the near future.

The board also approved payments for a slew of upgrades during its Aug. 26 meeting.

Elementary schools

The board approved payment to the MTM Corporation in the amount of $20,200 for replacing floor tiles that contained asbestos at North and South End schools.

The board also approved a $122,773 payment to Sunnyfield Corporation for completing work on the South End boiler project. The new boiler costs $246,300.

Superintendent of Schools Michael Fetherman mentioned that both schools have already received wall tile replacements, which cost $24,800.

North End received new bathroom partitions, at a cost of $15,200, according to Fetherman.

Memorial Middle School

Board members approved the repair of damaged concrete curbs located at the front walkway portions of the middle school. The repairs, which include the removal and replacement of 50 feet of concrete curb, will be completed by J&B General Contractors for about $8,000. It is not yet known when the project will begin.

Cedar Grove High School

The high school lockers have a new look after receiving a black and gold paint job Aug. 27, according to Principal Richard Mangili. The lockers, located in the upper B-wing of the school, cost about $10,000 to refurbish. The monies were raised through efforts made by Mangili, as well as donations from the All School Council, the Class of 2014, the Board of Education, and the Association of Parents and Teachers, according to previous reports in the Times.

In addition to the lockers, the high school had the boys team room, the athletic director’s office, and an English and special education classroom repainted.

The high school also had floor tiles replaced, due to asbestos, in the nurse’s office and faculty bathroom/lounge. The project cost the district $21,700.


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