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Memorial Students May Start School Elsewhere Friday

Pending Fair Lawn council approval tonight, Memorial Middle School students will return to class Friday

So much for that week of extended summer vacation.

Memorial School students could be back in their seats as early as Friday morning, if borough council approves a motion coming its way tonight.

The catch: It won't be at Memorial School.

Superintendent Bruce Watson said that when contractors readying the flood-damaged school for class told him it might be two to three weeks before it was ready, he was forced to adopt an alternative plan.

That alternative plan, which will be voted on at tonight's council meeting, would put Memorial students back to work starting Friday, at three separate locations across town.

Sixth graders would head to the Community Center, seventh graders to Thomas Jefferson Middle School; and eighth grade students would set up in an isolated wing of Fair Lawn High School.

The specifics are still being firmed up, but Watson said the displaced students would still receive 90 to 95 percent of what they would be getting at Memorial.

The final plan will be discussed at length during Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting, he said.

If approved, the Community Center will be closed to the public for as long as students are attending class there.

Stuart Pace September 06, 2011 at 10:23 PM
What about Edison?
Joe September 07, 2011 at 04:23 AM
Since this WILL be federal $$$$ spent so MAKE THIS experience worth while for alll the kids, DONT GET CHEAP its our kids!!! Also security must be increased at the high school to prevent bullying over crowding!
Mindy Kaszerman September 07, 2011 at 12:15 PM
Where will the special Ed classes at Memorial go????
LENNY September 07, 2011 at 01:57 PM
WHERE WAS THE PLAN BEFORE THE FLOOD THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS AREA HAS GOTTEN FLOODED. POOR PLANING OH SORRY NO PLANNING BY OUR BOARD OF EDUCATION OR OUR HIGH PAID SCHOOL LEADERSHIP.
Joe September 07, 2011 at 04:32 PM
Leadership? Hahaha Where are the kids gonna eat at the rec center? Where are the kids who are in 6th grade taking 7th grade Math going to do? Questions unanswered!

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