MADISON, NJ - At the virtual Board of Ed Meeting, held on Tuesday, July 14th, Superintendent Mark Schwarz presented a three-phase reopening plan for Madison Public Schools. Madison’s approach is designed to take into account the need for proper instruction while acknowledging health and safety concerns. At the request of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), all school districts are required to submit reopening plans.
During Phase 1, students will attend school on alternating days/weeks with early dismissal for in person days. Shortened school days will reduce the health risks provided by lunch periods and allow time for thorough cleanings. Following positive health data and/or the development of a vaccine, Madison Schools will enter subsequent phases. Phase 2 will see students in school every day with early dismissal while Phase 3 will have students in school every day for the full day. During each phase, remote accommodations will be provided for vulnerable students.
Madison’s reopening plan is still being finalized. A more concrete version will be presented at Madison’s Board of Ed Meeting on July 28th. Parents, students, and faculty, should closely monitor school and district communications for updates.
Along with presenting a reopening plan, retirees Mrs. Joyce Kirkland, Mrs. Debra Riley, and Mr. Dennis Keelty were recognized. The following items, as presented by Board of Ed President Heather Reddy, were approved as well:
- New Hires and Other Personal Actions
- Retirements and Resignations
- Curriculum Writing
- ESY Staff Rate Revisions
- Summer Work for Child Study Team – Revised Start Dates
- Extra-Curricular Appointments for the 2020-21 school year
- Additional compensation
- Approval for the NJEA Facilities Contract (2020-2023)
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