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Funds Approved For Woodland Park School Cafeteria, Media Center Improvements

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The media center space at Charles Olbon School will be more mobile and fluid for more uses such as STEM maker spaces. Desktop computers will be replaced by laptop carts. Credits: Christa Limone
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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Board of Education recently approved two projects that will be completed over the summer. Charles Olbon will see a renovation to its media center and Memorial School’s cafeteria will receive air conditioning and a movable partition to create class space.

The board approved a contract with Molba Construction to perform the work at Memorial School ($215,297 base bid, $908 Alternate #1). The contract for Charles Olbon is to Lee Distributors, under Ed-Data Cooperative, for $89,259. - The Board of Education recently approved two projects that will be completed over the summer. Charles Olbon will see a renovation to its media center and Memorial School’s cafeteria will receive air conditioning and a movable partition to create class space. 

The board approved a contract with Molba Construction to perform the work at Memorial School ($215,297 base bid, $908 Alternate #1). The contract for Charles Olbon is to Lee Distributors, under Ed-Data Cooperative, for $89,259.

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At Charles Olbon, the current media center is part of a wing constructed in 2000. The carpeting is worn out and being replaced by VCT tile. The room is being redesigned with new furniture to better accommodate today's learning environment. The space will be more mobile and fluid for more uses such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) maker spaces. Current desktop computers will be replaced by laptop carts for kindergarten and first graders. Second graders next year will each have their own laptops as part of the district’s completion of the one-to-one initiative for grades 2 to 8.

At Memorial School, the cafeteria and kitchen will have air conditioning installed. Also, a movable partition will be installed that will create a new classroom space to help with overcrowding.

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