CHATHAM, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic not only has closed schools, but it has prompted the Chatham Board of Education to suspend its plans for a referendum vote that would fund 10 potential capital improvement projects at a cost of $11.3 million.

The BOE met via a conference call from remote locations on Monday night, introducing its budget of $77 million, which reflects an increase of 1.98%, and announcing plans to suspend referendum discussions for "at least a year."

Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that seven district staff members had been tested positive for the Coronavirus, but that all but one had continued to teach during their illness and all have recovered.

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LaSusa said he is still awaiting answers on when and how to move forward 


LaSusa could only speculate in the video below about possible 2020 graduation scenarios that won't be known until mid-June.