Glen Ridge, NJ – Glen Ridge residents are signing a petition asking Glen Ridge Board of Education to move Glen Ridge Public Schools to a full remote model of learning. The petition cites the decision by Montclair to go fully remote in the fall. The Glen Ridge Board of Education will meet remotely Monday evening. Glen Ridge Schools released its plan for a hybrid model in late July.
Montclair and West Orange had both previously announced a hybrid plan. West Orange has said it will stay all remote, putting hybrid plans on hold until on or about November 9, when it would consider moving to a hybrid plan dependent on COVID case counts in our community and any forthcoming directives from the Governor and/or New Jersey Department of Education.
The petition states:
We are students, parents, workers, and citizens in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and considering the innumerable health risks and the inherent lack of equity in any hybrid model for reopening, as well as the recent change in New Jersey state guidelines and the August 13th decision by our neighbors in Montclair to go completely remote for the Fall of 2020, we call upon the Glen Ridge Board of Education to move the Glen Ridge Public Schools to an entirely remote model of learning for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, a decision which will save lives.