One Union County school district will begin the academic year with online learning only, going against the directions from Gov. Phil Murphy for in-person instruction.
The Elizabeth School Board on Monday night voted to begin next month with remote classes after nearly 375 teachers refused to come back into the classroom over COVID-19 fears.
UPDATE: Gov. Phil Murphy was expected to announce on Wednesday that some of New Jersey's public schools can start the academic year without in-person classes as long as they meet certain criteria, several news outlets report.
Buildings will remain closed due to the teacher shortage, the district said, noting in-person classes are "mathematically impossible."
The plan must be approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.
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