BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township school district is asking parents to by Monday, July 6, complete a survey to help the district plan for schools reopening in the fall. 

Parents are asked to complete section one of the survey, posted on the Bernards Township school website, once for each child enrolled for this fall in the Bernards Township school district. Parents will be responding for one specific child for each question in section one of the survey.

The state governor and Board of Education already have issued guidelines for planned school reopenings in September.

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"In an effort to plan for the fall, your response to the below items is greatly appreciated," Bernards Township's school website says. The local survey being conducted by the Bernards Township school district is similar to a survey distributed by the NJ Department of Education, according to information on the school website.

School officials said that the survey due on July 6 will "provide... important information."

Parents asked if they would send their children back to public school in the fall

Among the questions on the survey is that of which parents are willing to send their children back to public school classrooms.

"New Jersey's 'The Road Back' plan requires that school districts be open in the fall for in-person instruction in some capacity. In-person instruction will involve students coming to school on some type of rotating basis to allow for social distancing (a normal opening is not possible)," the sruvey notes.

"Anticipating these circumstances, do you currently plan to send your child into school buildings for in-person instruction?" the survey asks.