MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents displayed some confusion regarding the Montville Township Board of Education’s resolution, introduced at its Aug. 8 meeting, meant to tell Trenton that it was not happy about opening on Sept. 8.

The resolution, introduced by Member Mike O’Brien, stated that it supported the delay of schools re-opening until November. However, many residents interpreted it to mean that the school was actually not opening. 

Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar sent an email to parents assuring them that schools would indeed open on Sept. 8, although they still had the choice of keeping their student home for remote instruction if they filled out a form.

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The board also voted to approve the school’s re-opening plan (see the details here). The plan was approved and has been submitted to the New Jersey Department of Education for review, Rovtar said.

The resolution proposed by O’Brien was:

J.2 Resolved, that the Montville Township Board of Education supports legislative or executive action to delay the restart of in-person public education for the months of September and October 2020 and utilize virtual education.

The resolution was approved by a vote of 6-3.

The resolution supports proposed legislation suggested by Assemblywomen Mila Jassey, Pamela Lampitt and Joann Downey to require remote instruction for New Jersey schools through Oct. 31, Rovtar said.

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