UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Vocational Technical Schools will be closed on Monday, March 16, and will remain closed until further notice. Remote instruction will begin on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Today, Governor Phil Murphy said: "We have been and are now actively working with our public school districts on extended closure plans to prepare for a potential statewide closure. For many districts, that time is now. For others, we’re working to ensure that when their time comes, they will be prepared to provide all critical services for their community. We’re working toward the inevitability that every district will be closed for a prolonged period of time."
"Each district and community has their own set of challenges and reality. We will be guided not just by public health needs, but also ensuring the individual needs of those districts are being met," Gov. Murphy added. "We must take into account the significant educational and socioeconomic impacts which occur when schools are closed for extended periods. We need to ensure solutions to mitigate these impacts a statewide closure would have before such a declaration. We must ensure that we have plans for a child’s well-being, food security, and remote-learning as we close down our schools."