4 Woodbridge district schools return to remote learning following rash of COVID-19 cases
One of the New Jersey's largest districts is dealing with a coronavirus outbreak, which has led to four of its 25 schools to go back to remote learning.
The decision to have students at four schools in the Woodbridge School District switch back to virtual learning comes just two weeks after making the move to hybrid learning.
The four schools affected are the Pennsylvania Avenue School, Mawbey Street School, Kennedy Park School and John F. Kennedy High School.
Between the four buildings, 36 students and staff tested positive.
School Superintendent Dr. Robert Zega says the decision to close these schools was because of the positive cases, as well as a lack of staffing due to quarantining.
In a letter to parents he says, "We knew our transition to our hybrid schedule would not be easy. We know that if the number of cases in our community increases, the cases in our schools would increase proportionately."
The students at the four schools will learn virtually until Nov. 9, which is the first day back from the district's week long fall break.
In the meantime, the other 21 schools will continue with the hybrid model.