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Millburn Board of Education Construction Faces Setbacks

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Dr. Burton, Superintendent of Millburn Schools, presents the status of the Ed Center roof construction. Credits: Brad Klein
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MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Board of Education on Monday evening was intended to be the first meeting under the new Education Center roof, but weather delays washed out those plans. Instead, the BOE met in the high school library as construction continues at the Ed Center. 

Dr. Christine Burton, Superintendent of Millburn Township schools, outlined the problem and the course ahead. A drain clog and significant water infiltration in the new roof pushed the construction behind schedule and requires repairs. Burton stated that Parette Somjen, the architects handling the entire referendum, and the contractors, are set to discuss the recovery schedule and the costs associated with the setback.

BOE member Michael King clarified the situation. Saying that, "We are still within the scope of getting things done on schedule."

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The Ed Center roof is one project in a much larger $25 million dollar referendum. Dr. Burton reviewed the completion status of the rest of the projects including the Millburn High School wheelchair lift, the Middle School roof, restroom renovations and the Washington School roof and renovations.

The fifth-grade academy, Washington School, is set to debut on Sept. 5. The contractors are entering the final stages with the media center completion and adding the finishing touches to the classrooms. To ensure the first day of school proceeds safely and smoothly, the school district has requested the township add extra crosswalks and crossing guards.

The next Millburn Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 28. 

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