Paterson mayor says city needs new schools, as 300 students displaced after ceiling collapse

The building is more than a century old. Officials say repairs could last until at least January.

Matt Trapani

Sep 1, 2023, 2:25 AM

Updated 325 days ago

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More than 300 Paterson students will have to relocate to other buildings when school begins next week because the ceiling collapsed at School No. 3. The school is now shut down until further notice.
School officials also say there is asbestos in the school, among other repairs. The building is more than a century old. Officials say repairs could last until at least January.
Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh says he wants the city to focus on the root of the problem.
“We could repair it, that’s a short-term fix. But the long-term solution - new schools in the city of Paterson,” he says.
Grades K-2 will be relocated to Dale Avenue School located at 21 Dale Ave. Grades 3-8 will be relocated to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex at 851 E. 28th St. Cog Mild will be relocated to School No. 28 located at 200 Presidential Blvd.
The district says that 55 students do not reside in the school zone and will go to neighborhood schools instead.


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