The Secaucus Board of Education has extended the closure of their schools by at least two weeks, through Friday, April 3rd, after officials decided it would be an appropriate precautionary measure against COVID-19.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The decision was made yesterday after Mayor Michael Gonnelli met with Superintendent of Schools Jennifer Montesano, as well as their local coronavirus task force.
” … The Secaucus School District will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 3rd. During these days, students do not report to school. Please be advised that Virtual Learning will begin [sic] for ALL students on Monday, March 16th,” their website says.
The message continues that all student activities and clubs remain cancelled, with free and reduced lunch programs still operating for eligible families – who will be contracted directly by their schools.
Secaucus is the first Hudson County school district to suspend classroom learning into next month, shortly after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced Monday that public and private schools would close indefinitely as of today.
Also on Monday, the Jersey City Public Schools announced they would shutter for at least another week.
As of this writing, the Town of Secaucus has not announced any coronavirus cases.
New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said yesterday that there have been six more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hudson County, which would bring the total to 25 (though their website says 24).
Thus far, 18 cases have been announced publicly: eight in Jersey City, five in Hoboken, two in West New York, two in North Bergen, and one in Kearny.