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
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.