State Officials Announce Opening Of New School In Elizabeth

NJ Schools Development Authority CEO Marc Larkins

NJ Schools Development Authority CEO Marc Larkins

ELIZABETH – State officials today announced the opening of the new Victor Mravlag School Number 21 in Elizabeth. Nearly 500 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth began the school year in the new 80,164 square foot building.

“The addition of the new Victor Mravlag School No. 21 in Elizabeth will support the District’s goals of promoting excellence among students and faculty,” said NJ Schools Development Authority CEO Marc Larkins. “We know that this facility will significantly benefit the community and provide an excellent learning environment for many generations.”

The new Victor Mravlag School No. 21 opened to students for the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The facility includes 22 general use classrooms, a gymnasium, a cafetorium with a stage, an art studio, instrumental and choral music rooms, a science classroom with an adjacent demonstration lab and a state-of-the-art media center.

Following previous construction delays that stemmed from unforeseen structural deficiencies and environmental issues, the SDA extensively evaluated the most cost effective and timely course of action to bring this project to completion. Ernest Bock & Sons was the general contractor for the project, with SDA serving as the construction manager.

In Elizabeth, the SDA has previously completed 11 capital projects including seven new school facilities and four other major projects, and 23 health and safety/grant projects, investing over $328.4 million since the program’s inception.

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