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Commvault Building No Longer An Option For New Oceanport School District

OCEANPORT: The Oceanport Board of Education (BOE) has decided not to purse the former Commvault building as the home of the borough's new school district.

"After thorough review, as a board of education, of all aspects of this proposed project, at this point we are removing the Crescent Place property from consideration," BOE President Michelle McMullin announced during the Feb. 21 BOE meeting. "If I can remind you, this is not a win for our children this means they will be in an unfit building for at least another 2-3 years."

The decision was reached following a lengthy executive session at a meeting where concerned parents packed the media center at Maple Place School and cheered upon hearing the news from McMullin. Many residents have expressed concern with the Commvault property to the point where a petition was created to remove it as an option.

The board had chosen the Commvault option over building a new PreK-4 school behind Wolf Hill School or building a PreK-8 school at Fort Monmouth. The referendum for the now-defunct proposal was originally scheduled for Oct. 2. It will now likely revisit the other options and put forth a new referendum in the future, however, the timeline is for these actions is unclear.

We'll be reaching out to the BOE for more information today and we'll update this story with more information as soon as possible.

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