SUMMIT, NJ - In an e-mail to Franklin and Jefferson Elementary School parents, Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang relayed that the District has not yet made a final decision specific to student instruction spaces that will be utilized at each school on September 8, in the event that the ongoing construction projects there are not completed.
 
The contingency plan that has now been established, however, means that students will remain within their existing school infrastructure.
 
As mentioned in an earlier communication to parents, a committee -- consisting of central office administrators, principals, and supervisors -- was created to analyze options. The committee has subsequently develoed a contingency plan, and identified temporary space solutions for each building, keeping the safety of students and staff as the number one priority.
 

For both schools, students and teachers will relocate to other areas within the building and utilize already existing space, should either or both buildings not receive a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) for the additions and renovated spaces.
 
Chang went on to state that the District will make a determination on September 3, and parents will be notified via email by their school principal regarding the status of the construction, and where their children should report on opening day, September 8.