Newark extends remote learning through January, keeping classrooms closed for several more months
October 21, 2020
Newark students will continue learning from home through at least Jan. 25, the state’s largest school district said Monday evening.
The decision to extend remote learning for several more months comes amid a statewide uptick in coronavirus cases. Newark has also seen a steep rise in cases, which the mayor has called the “second wave” of the pandemic.
“We are in a 2nd surge of COVID-19, which is a very serious health issue in our state and across the country,” Newark school board President Josephine Garcia said in a statement Monday evening. “We the Board of Education will always prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff and community.”