New Jersey Educators Act Fast to Reopen School Following Hurricane Sandy

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The Moonachie School District in Bergen County, NJ confirmed plans with ModSpace on Thursday, November 15, 2012 to install 32,000 square feet of learning space in early December. The temporary school from ModSpace will allow students to return to learning in a facility in their community after their permanent school was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

"The quicker we can help provide a stable learning environment for their children, the better,” explains John Lieffrig, VP of North American Sales for ModSpace.

The Moonachie School District in Bergen County, NJ confirmed plans with ModSpace to install 32,000 square feet of learning space in early December. The Robert L. Craig Elementary School sustained severe flood damage during Hurricane Sandy. The temporary school from ModSpace will allow students to return to learning in a facility in their community.

In addition to damage at the school, many families in Moonachie Borough have significant damage to their homes and are still in the process of recovery. “The quicker we can help provide a stable learning environment for their children, the better”, explains John Lieffrig, VP of North American Sales for ModSpace. “Fortunately, we were nearby and could help quickly.”

ModSpace has a history of reacting quickly during a time of need. The modular building provider has aided recovery efforts following past natural disasters. This includes providing rapidly deployed swing space for schools.

“Some of our core values at ModSpace are to act fast, do what’s right and solve problems”, adds Lieffrig. “We’ll be working through the Thanksgiving Holiday and bringing in teams from out of state to get the classrooms ready for students to return the first week of December.”

The temporary school will be installed on the fields adjacent to the elementary school, with installation scheduled to begin in a matter of days.

“I’m glad we’ll be able to help get the students back on site,” says Lieffrig. “While they won’t be in the original building, this is definitely the next best thing as they’ll be able to go to school in their neighborhood and in a place familiar to them.” Since the storm, students have been relocated to schools in the Wood-Ridge area.

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