Searching for the new normal: Association releases special report exploring issues involved in reopening schools

The New Jersey School Boards Association has released a special report exploring the issues involved in reopening schools.

News 12 Staff

May 21, 2020, 10:51 AM

Updated 1,424 days ago

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The New Jersey School Boards Association has released a special report exploring the issues involved in reopening schools.
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The association recommends 10 strategies for local school districts and the state and federal governments, including the following:
Provide school districts with accurate financial data reflecting the impact of the pandemic on the state’s economy, state aid to education and school budgets.
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Engage in early, sustained communication with parents, students and school district staff about the steps being taken to ensure a healthy and safe environment.

Revise plans to ensure a smooth transition to full online instruction if schools are again closed due to health and safety considerations.

Include a "menu of options" in any statewide plan for the reopening of schools so that districts can select the strategies that would work best for their communities.
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Provide an adequate pool of educators by enabling teacher candidates to complete training, such as classroom observations, which was disrupted due to the health emergency.
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