Officials Getting Ready to Return Students to Salem City School

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SALEM, N.J. -

After a ceiling collapse forced Salem Middle School to temporarily close, officials are happy to announce it won't be closed much longer.

On Thursday, November 2nd, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli, and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro celebrated the state's announcement that Salem Middle School will be ready to welcome back its students in January.

The announcement comes after the New Jersey Schools Development Authority informed Salem City School District officials that they have made progress on repairs and the building should be ready after the new year.

Students began their school year in the building that formerly served as Saint Mary's School in Salem City.

Officials say the building will provide a safer and more productive environment for learning and they thank everyone in the community for their patience throughout the entire process.

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