The Montclair schools will remain closed at least until April 20. At that time, the district will decide whether the schools should re-open or remain closed for an additional period of time.
Montclair students, instead of being in classrooms at school on Monday morning, were seated at their kitchen tables with worksheets and computers.
Montclair State University is keeping dorms open for students who have nowhere else to live, but all other residential students are being asked to vacate the campus.
Montclair High School is seeing a slight improvement in attendance, with fewer chronically absent students, and a slightly increased daily attendance rate.
Montclair's schools will close for at least two weeks due to the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak.
The Montclair High School auditorium seats are in bad condition and in need of replacing, says MHS Principal Anthony Grosso.
Montclair's schools will be closed for the day on Friday, March 13, so staff can be trained in online instruction in the event of a school closure related to COVID-19.
Montclair schools have been instructed by the state Department of Education to develop a preparedness plan to deal with a possible outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Montclair’s schools may be eliminating several staff positions due to budget issues, as well as scheduling and low enrollment.