Bayonne schools will start ‘virtually for all our students’ on Sept. 9th, superintendent says

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Bayonne Superintendent of Schools John Niesz has announced that their school year will start “virtually for all our students” shortly after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) revealed that district’s will have the ability to do so.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Bayonne School District will begin school year 2020-2021 on September 9th, 2020 virtually for all of our students,” Niesz said in a letter to Bayonne families, parents, and guardians today.

“You will be receiving specific information from your building principal within the coming weeks about specific hours of each school, services, technology and information specific to your student. Our district’s virtual education plan will also be located on our website.”

Niesz also indicated that remote learning would continue throughout September, noting that “we will continue to evaluate our plan monthly.”

In July, the Bayonne Board of Education was one of the first in the state to propose an all remote learning plan in September, one of a few option that were pending approval from the New Jersey Department of Education.

However, Murphy said today that district’s can resume via remote learning only as long as they can show plans to meet all health and safety standards upon the return of students and staff, along with an anticipated date to return to the classrooms.

To great fanfare, the Jersey City Board of Education approved a similar virtual learning plan at special meeting meeting on Thursday evening.