SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Schoold District will be closed on Monday, March 16 to students to allow the staff of the district's four schools to plan the logistics for distance learning. The decision was made by Spotswood School District Superintendent Graham Peabody on Friday, March 13 after meeting with the Spotswood Police Department and the Spotswood Office of Emergency Management. Despite there not being any cases of the coronavirus in the Spotswood, Helmetta or Milltown communities, Peabody and the SPD and the OEM determined remote learning is a very real possibility in the foreseeable future given the current climate in Middlesex County and the state because of the spread of COVID-19.
New Jersey currently has 50 presumptive positive cases with 21 new ones being reported today. Friday's total was the highest since the Garden State reported its first case. One death has been reported in New Jersey. New Jersey State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli did not provide specific information on the new cases reported on March 13. However, Bergen County has the highest number or presumptive positive cases with 19.
The district will be using one more of its unused snow day to accommodate for Monday's closure. Parents will receive information about distance learning in their emails during the upcoming weekend.