School district switches to virtual learning due to COVID-19 outbreak, superintendent says some parents not cooperating
Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls is switching back to all virtual learning after what they call an outbreak of COVID-19, and the superintendent points at least some of the blame for the closure directly at parents.
In the letter posted on the district's social media accounts, Superintendent Andrew Teeple wrote, “Because of a party and the unwillingness of parents to cooperate in our contact tracing efforts, we are forced to suspend all in-person activities. I apologize to those parents and students who continue to make sacrifices so we can move towards reopening."
Teeple said maintaining a healthy and safe environment becomes an impossible task without everyone's commitment.
School will remain closed from today until April 19 and be on an all virtual platform. All sports and activities are scheduled to resume Friday, April 2. Teeple told News 12 the outbreak is at least 10 students and said students are returning late because they’re giving an extra week of buffer because a number of seniors are using Easter break to visit colleges.