BREAKING: Lakewood School District Receives State Approval To Reopen Its Schools

The Lakewood School District has received official approval from the state of New Jersey to reopen its public schools, based on the plan submitted by the district to state education and health officials. 

The approval makes Lakewood one of the first districts in the state to receive approval to reopen its schools. The New Jersey Department of Education reviewed the reopening plan submitted by the district and “determined that the plan contains all of the [required] elements.”

School district officials have been working for months to put together a plan that ensures that students can be taught in-person again while keeping them and school staff safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

All school districts in New Jersey are required to submit a reopening plan to the Department of Education, regardless of whether they are preparing to provide in-person, hybrid, or all-virtual instruction to their students. New Jersey school districts and private schools are required to have their reopening plans approved by the state before they can reopen for classes.

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  1. Unless the union takes so action, it looks like I will be out of a job after 18 years of service, after three years learning educational administration and how to run a district that can serve all the people of Lakewood, after four years of law school to learn how to litigate on behalf of Lakewood, after seeing all my junior colleagues promoted to six digits while I got demoted and a pay cut of $18,000 the week after I finish litigating 10,000 hours on behalf of Lakewood, after suffering the ridicule of almost everyone in town except the Roshei Yeshiva and rabbbanon because I tried to help, and after enduring the opposition of my employer to anything I did to try to make Lakewood a better place to live. I though it would be different than all my senior teachers when they parted from the district. Just another mistake.

  2. its about time! the kids are all playing football together, been hanging out together for months .Its about time to let them go to school. And if the employees in Walmart and every other grocery store have been working for months without issue, shame on the teachers for trying to get out of work, and a free lunch. Is there anything more essential then school?

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