MILLBURN, NJ - Thanks to a district-wide Internet outage on Monday, PARCC testing at the elementary and middle schools has been postponed until Wednesday. Tuesday is a staff development day, which means an early dismissal for students.
According to Millburn schools spokesperson Nancy Dries, "A power outage on Sunday night caused the air-conditioner that cools the server room to fail. The server room overheated and therefore shut down all of our connectivity. Our technology department worked through the day to get us reconnected and we are back in business as of late this afternoon."
Millburn schools personnel are not sure why the Internet backup system failed to properly alert the district of the problem.
PARCC testing will begin again on Wednesday. Assessments will continue for Grade 5 and we will begin testing Grade 8. Grade 4 will begin testing on Friday. See the updated calendar on the district’s PARCC website: https://sites.google.com/a/millburn.org/parcc-site/