Elizabeth School District will be Entirely Remote, Despite State Guidelines

The Elizabeth School District has announced that they will be starting the school year entirely remotely, with no in-person classes.

This comes in spite of the directive given by Governor Phil Murphy for all schools to have plans in place for both in-person and remote classes.

The school board voted on August 10 to begin with all virtual classes in September and to keep all of their buildings closed.

District officials in Elizabeth have said that 375 of their teachers said that they would not feel comfortable teaching in-person in the fall. Due to this, they said that in-person classes would not be possible for the schools in the district.

Due to the fact that the plan is going against the guidelines set by the state, they will need to get the plan approved by the state Department of Education.