SOMERSET, NJ - During Mayor Phil Kramer's weekly virtual town hall meeting, Franklin Township Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally announced a new survey parents and guardians can take to provide remote learning feedback.

The announcement came on the heels of Gov. Phil Murphy's daily press conference where he stated schools in New Jersey won't open for at least another four weeks. 

Related: NJ Schools to be Closed At Least Through May 15, Murphy Says

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“We need to be guided by where the facts on the ground, science, and public health take us,” Murphy said.

Murphy said State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet were consulted when making the decision.

“Nobody wants to open the schools as much as I do,” Murphy said, noting that he himself has a senior in college eager to get back. “[However,] we cannot be guided by emotion.”

Ravally stated during phase I & II the district planned for a return this school year, but phase III will be looked at a little differently. 

The district's website regarding the survey reads as follows:

We hope you and your family are doing well during this difficult time. As you know, we have successfully completed Phase I of Remote Learning and are currently underway with Phase II. Please provide your feedback on Phase II and/or provide any suggestions you may have for Phase III. We will review your responses as we prepare for Phase III, which will operate from April 30 - May 15, 2020. 

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