EDISON – Due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in the district over the past few days, the Edison Public School District will transition to fully remote learning starting Dec. 7.
Schools Superintendent Bernard Bragen informed the community of the decision in a letter on Dec. 2 stating we “believe this transition is prudent at this time.”
“The decision was also made in consultation with the Edison Department of Health,” he said, noting remote learning will continue through at least Dec. 23.
Bragen said the district plans to return to the in-person hybrid instructional model on Jan. 4 after winter break depending “on numerous external factors related to the virus.”
“A final decision on this will be made closer to the proposed date of return,” he said.
The transition to full remote learning comes after Bragen expressed the district would continue its hybrid in-person schedule as long as it would be safe to do so following New Jersey Department of Health, Edison Township Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Prevention guidelines.
Recently he visited Lindeneau Elementary School, which has the highest percentage of students attending the hybrid in-person model.
“It was so refreshing,” he had said of the visit. “The students were eager, enthusiastic to be there and so were the staff, whether support staff, teachers and administrators. As I reflect on this and people ask why don’t you close, why don’t you send everybody home, I think of those children, those staff members who have joy of coming to school everyday to have some degree of normalcy.”
The Edison School District has two high schools, four middle schools, nine elementary schools, one intermediate school, one primary school and the operation of a preschool program.
For more information, visit www.edison.k12.nj.us.
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