SDA restarts school project in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH – A school project in this district has been restarted by the Schools Development Authority.

Construction of the Victor Mravlag School project is under way, the state Department of Education reported.

The 2007 project experienced construction delays stemming from unforeseen structural deficiencies and environmental issues, the SDA stated.

The new school site is in a residential neighborhood on 1.65 acres on Shelley Avenue, SDA reported. The school will house 494 students in grades Pre-K through 8 in an 80,164-square-foot building.

The new school is designed to contain general use classrooms, a gymnasium, a cafetorium with stage, art studio, instrumental and choral music rooms, a science classroom with adjacent demonstration lab and a state-of-the-art media center, according to the SDA.

The process SDA has used to prioritize projects has drawn lawmakers’ criticism in the past, with some asking how a project such as a new Trenton Central High School has been bypassed in favor of projects elsewhere.

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SDA priorities will again be questioned at hearing set in Trenton high school.

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