The Long Beach Island Consolidated School District is still working to get modular classrooms installed on the Ethel A. Jacobsen Elementary School grounds in Surf City to ease overcrowding, as the building currently houses all of the district’s students since Superstorm Sandy damaged the Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom.
“While there is no timeline for when the modular classrooms may be on-site, the board is hopeful that we will be able to provide these facilities as soon as possible,” explains a public statement posted on the district website, lbischools.org, at the end of last month.
Parents of the district’s schoolchildren also hope to see the trailers arrive soon.
“Many of the children and teachers in our community are still going through a rough time since the storm,” said Angela Contillo Andersen of North Beach Haven, the mother of two boys in the district. “Each and every one of them is adversely affected by the delay in the modular classrooms at the EJ School location.