Gov. Murphy to sign executive order implementing new policies for 2020-2021 school year
Gov. Phil Murphy said on Monday that he will sign an executive order implementing new policies for the 2020-2021 school year.
The orders will waive the graduation assessment test requirements for high school seniors, remove the student growth objective from education evaluations and extend the amount of time certified teachers can serve as substitutes.
“This is not a regular school year. We have to be more flexible and more understanding,” Murphy said.
The governor made the announcement at his COVID-19 briefing. He also announced that the state’s COVID-19 dashboard will now also include information about COVID-19 vaccinations.
It breaks down the number of first and second doses of the vaccine, plus the ethnicities of those who have gotten the shot.
The state has administered 214,000 vaccine shots so far.