Parents concerned about safely sending their children back to school during the coronavirus pandemic can instead choose all-remote learning when schools reopen this fall, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday during a press briefing.
Later this week, the New Jersey Department Of Education will be releasing guidance allowing for parents to choose all-remote learning for their children, but Murphy said he wanted parent to know that the state will allow for this option.
Gov. Phil Murphy first released guidance for schools reopening in the fall in June so districts would have the entirety of summer break to prepare. Schools have had to plan for the possibility of either in-person school, all-remote learning or a hybrid plan.
Locally, Bloomfield has shared a tentative plan for reopening schools. West Orange had already announced it would accommodate parents who not comfortable with in-person instruction. Montclair announced it would offer both remote and in-person instruction, but is surveying parents again to further inform the district’s decision making.