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Letter to EPS Community- District Experiencing Telephone Outage for External Calls- 3-1-23

March 1, 2023

Dear Elizabeth Public Schools Learning Community,

Please be advised that Elizabeth Public Schools is experiencing technical issues with its phone lines at all schools and administrative offices. The issue is related to the district receiving calls from external contacts as well as the district making calls to external contacts.

Central administration has been notified by a representative from Lightpath, our telecommunications provider, that a possible fiber disturbance that has been reported in Newark, New Jersey may be impacting the district’s telephone services. Repair teams are investigating and have been engaged to locate and assess the damage. Currently, there is no estimated time for when telephone services will resume.

An update will be provided when the issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Olga Hugelmeyer