CRANFORD - Following Governor Phil Murphy's new executive order allowing public gatherings in cars, Cranford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin sent a letter to the community on Wednesday saying the district will revisit its plans for end of year celebrations.
Rubin's letter read, "I am happy to share that this afternoon Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 142, which in part allows gatherings in vehicles, under very specific conditions, for end of year celebrations, including high school graduation. In light of this new information, the District will revisit its plans for end of year celebrations in partnership with local law enforcement and emergency management as well as parents/guardians, students, and faculty. The additional flexibility from the State will allow the District to make end of year celebrations special and memorable."
Rubin said that the district will update the community very soon on high school graduation plans as well as end of year celebrations for other traditionally celebrated grade levels.
Originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, the last day of school has been moved up to Thursday, June 18. The district was scheduled to be closed for the Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 2. Since the school buildings will be closed that day, June 2 will now count as a school day through the Distance Learning Plan. Additionally, the district has two remaining unused emergency school closing days, which will now be used at the end of the year, making June 18 the last day of school.