ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Public Schools announced that it will hold its next Board of Education meeting on August 20 at 6:30 p.m.  This will be the first Board meeting since the district decided that the school year would begin all virtually.

Elizabeth was one of the first school systems in the state to announce that they would not be offering any hybrid or in-person learning options at the start of the school year this fall. The Agenda and Business meeting will be conducted virtually on Facebook live and Youtube. In order to participate in public comment residents must register online and then login to the meeting using Webex.

“We continue working to bring all students back to our schools as soon as it is safe to do so,” wrote Superintendent Hugelmeyer. “We will ensure our students continue to learn and make academic progress. On-line learning will be enhanced, Parent Technology training will be provided, computer devices will be available.”

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Due to the virtual restart the district has begun distributing devices to students who are in need. The district also set up a technology support line for families.

In a letter to families, Superintendent Hugelmeyer told new EPS parents that they can use the PowerSchool system to track their child’s academic progress. EPS is also providing video guidance for parents who need extra help learning how to work the program.