NJ School district cancels in-person learning after 400 teachers opt out

A New Jersey school district has cancelled what some called “fruitless” plans for in-person learning after over 400 teachers opted out.

Governor Phil Murphy had insisted for months in-person classes were set to resume.

Now, Murphy’s office confirmed he will announce plans to focus efforts on facilitating online learning instead.

Pat Politano, a spokesperson for New Jersey’s Elizabeth school district said “it became fruitless to continue to try to do what was impossible. So they’re going to spend the next five weeks making remote learning the best it possibly can be.”