According to a 2014 report by the Institute of Education Services, the average age of public school buildings in the United States is 44 years. This is an increase of four years from the last time the survey was conducted in 1999. Moreover, here in New Jersey, the average age of public school buildings is more than 50 years. Our rapidly aging schools force us to ask important questions about their safety for students and staff.

Read full commentary by NJEA President Marie Blistan and Dan Fatton, executive director of the NJ Work Environment Council, printed in the Courier Post on Oct. 27, 2017.

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