ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Board of Education has announced a special meeting on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. for the presentation of the 2020-2021 goals for the school district and board.

The Board met Monday night for a regular meeting. During public comment community members asked mainly about the upcoming school year. The plan is to split grades Pre-K through 8 into teams A and B, according to the Board. Team A will have in-person learning Monday-Tuesday and virtual learning Wednesday-Friday. Team B will have in-person learning Thursday-Friday and virtual learning Monday-Wednesday. However, should the pandemic worsen and the state closes schools, full-time virtual instruction will resume. Parents, by state mandate, will also have the option to keep their children in full-time virtual learning.

In school buildings face coverings will be required and the district has ordered sanitizing stations that will be placed throughout the school. Each classroom will have one gallon of hand sanitizer.  Lunch will be served in the classrooms to minimize movement. The district also announced that it will be aiding students who do not have dependable access to a computer or Wi-Fi.

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The exterior of every school in the district will have a Wi-Fi zone that students use. There will also be 25 Wi-Fi zones around Roselle itself to expand internet access. The district will also be resuming the Chromebook loan program for students who need a computer. The state has also provided Roselle Public Schools with “a couple of hundred thousand” dollars to provide LTE personal hotspots.  Special needs and homeless students will have priority.

During the ‘Superintendent’s Recommendations’ agenda item, Dr. Fisher put forth two resolutions. The first reaffirmed the 2019-2020 Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying report presented at the June 29 meeting. The second approved the Roselle Public Schools Return to Learn program.

Parents can submit questions for the Thursday night special meeting to questions@roselleschools.org.