BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district is continuing to plan with neighbors in the county and other partner districts as it continues distance learning through May 15, according to superintendent Russell Lazovick in his weekly Tuesday message to the community.

"The approach to distance learning from the administrators, faculty and staff of BRRSD has focused on students and the fact that under a global pandemic amidst unprecedented circumstances in our lifetime, while our mission is the same, our means of achieving it has had to change," he said. "We continue to plan with our neighbors in the county and with partner districts across the state."

Lazovick said all districts are wrestling with the same underlying challenges, but none are exactly the same.

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"This is why our approaches have been similar, but rarely the same," he said. "Our response continues to focus on what is in the best interest of our B-R community."

Lazovick said that as decisions are made about instruction for specific grade levels, as well as for events specific to individual schools, there will be communication from building administrators.

"We continue to plan collaboratively for the good of the entire community, but communication will come directly from schools," he said.

Lazovick said he has received a great deal of feedback from families, some who want more information and some who want less.

"I have received feedback from families who want more structure, and those who want or need less," he said. "I have received feedback from families who want more clear and regular assessment, and those who want and need less."

"In short, as with all education, there is no one size fits all," he added.

Part of the planning, Lazovick said, is for the budget, and there is a scheduled public hearing April 28, during the next board of education meeting.

"Since we are forced again to hold our meeting virtually, we have released the document a week early to allow for full review," he said. "We have also opened a form through which members of the public can ask questions ahead of time. We have done this to ensure that even under these circumstances, we make the process as open and accessible to our community as possible."

Information on the meeting and the budget can be found by clicking here.

"I hope you are safe and that you continue to communicate with your teachers and building administrators," he said. "We are here for you and continue to work with you."