NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Board of Education and Nutley Public Schools showcased new drawings of proposed school construction in a session just prior to the final town hall meeting on the subject. Community input resulted in changes to the plans for Yantacaw and Washington Schools.
Construction plans for the High School and John H. Walker Middle School remain unchanged.
At Yantacaw School the kitchen was removed from the plans and the renovations of the existing multipurpose room have been canceled. The trailers will be removed and replaced with additional classroom space.
At Washington School, the six additional classrooms will be in a different location. A multipurpose room will be added to the plans. The old boiler and coal room will be removed, as will the trailers.
The plans still call for the sixth grade students to be moved to Walker, making it a true middle school.
The Nutley Board of Education asked TAPinto Nutley to not share the plans or photos of them out of security concerns. Members of the public who wish to see the proposed plans can see them at the Board of Education office.
TAPinto Nutley will have a full story about the last town hall meeting shortly. The Nutley Board of Education is expected to vote the plan to take the next steps regarding school construction on Monday March 13. (Editor's note: after publication, the Nutley Board of Education announced that the vote will be postponed. Votes will now be cast at the March 27 BOE meeting)