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South Orange-Maplewood District Administration Building Gets a New Sign

The old sign at the School District Administration Building, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood.

It is a sign of better things to come?

We certainly hope so!

The crumbling sign outside the South Orange-Maplewood School District Administration Building (formerly the Fielding School) at 525 Academy Street in Maplewood has been replaced by a crisp, clean, bright and shiny new sign.

The sad old sign was a reflection of the raging facilities issues throughout the district — from failing ceilings, leaking roofs, peeling floors, overcrowded classrooms and more that will be addressed in an upcoming $140 million long range facilities plan that is scheduled to begin construction this summer after bonds are approved by the Board of School Estimate.

We contacted the SOMSD spokesperson for details on how much the new sign for the Administration Building cost, when it was installed, etc. and will update this story when we receive a response.

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