Committee evaluates need for new furniture in 2 borough schools

JERSEY SHORE – The Jersey Shore Area School District’s capital projects committee met Wednesday night to discuss possible improvements for the elementary and middle schools.

The board agreed to seek estimates for new furniture at the elementary school. Bruce Boncal, instructional technology specialist, presented information on the current furniture, which has been in the school for about 40 years. Most of the desk legs and chairs have rust on them, he said, and some of the furniture is being held together with duct tape.

“There is a danger there,” Boncal said.

He also said some shelving needs to be repaired or replaced.

Boncal showed examples of what a modern desk chair and desk look like, so the board can compare them to what the students are using now. He recommended the board purchase new furniture for all the classrooms.

“I don’t want you to walk into one classroom and see rusty old furniture and in the next classroom see new, durable furniture,” Boncal said.

The committee will look into what the elementary school needs and will seek estimates for new furniture to present to the board at a later date.

The committee also discussed making changes to the locker room and lockers and painting the first floor at the middle school. It will consider ideas and estimated costs and will present more information to the board at a later date.