On July 19, a public school tour schedule was posted for the new and “green” Charles H. Bullock school in Montclair. But as the date of the first tour arrived, July 27, the school was not ready for a visit. And in an announcement made by principal Barbara Elder Weller on July 30, the next schedule tour date on August 3 is canceled as well:
We still have no word from the building inspector about the C of O so next week’s tour and playdate are cancelled. I know that you must be wondering what is holding up final approval. It is small things – a wire covering over the Exit sign in the gym, for instance. But until everything is taken care of, the building inspector will not sign off on the permanent certificate.
Principal Weller continues her message focusing on the “green” and unique aspects of the new school. Things such as self-flushing toilets and a cafeteria that would make Mario Batali proud:
As frustrating as it is, we can all take some comfort in the fact that he is so conscientious and is looking out for the safety of everyone who occupies our beautiful new home. More green aspects: To conserve water, all of the toilets are self-flushing and the sink faucets are motion activated. We have planned lessons for the first week of school so children can both: work through their curiosity and not be fearful.
The cafeteria tables have arrived and are beautiful – round with integrated benches. Mario Batali would be comfortable in our new kitchen! (Wouldn’t that be a lovely asset?!) The plan is to have meals prepared on site.
Thanks to the herculean efforts of Mrs. McGrath, all 12,500+ books in our collection are wiped clean and shelved in our breathtaking new library. Soon, friends, soon…
Parents of children attending the Bullock school–are you nervous about the delays?