Hundreds of students in Ocean County school district will start the upcoming academic year on split sessions due to mold problems at Manchester's middle school.

Manchester Township school officials announced Monday that the district's middle school will be shuttered for several months after mold was found earlier this month on the building's first floor.

The cost of the cleanup has not yet been determined, and it's not known how long the restoration work will take.

Classes for the more than 700 students due to attend the middle school will be held at the district's high school until the cleanup work is completed. Officials say high school students will have classes from 7 a.m. to noon, while the middle school students will attend classes from noon to 5 p.m.

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