SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Yesterday, July 20th, 2020, the South Brunswick Board of Education held an online forum for High School parents, giving them an opportunity to ask questions about how the school will operate during the next academic year during the pandemic. According to Superintendent Scott Feder, over 700 parents tuned into the broadcast. To watch the full video, please click here.
Mr. Feder spoke about a number of issues in the beginning of the forum such as transportation, scheduling, and masks. The board’s pandemic response team is still combing through options on how to best operate the school, they are expecting to have final plan submitted by August 4th, according to Mr. Feder.
The schools will most likely operate on a four-hour school day, with rotating students every other day. Lunches will not be part of the schedule due to a ban on indoor dining, the board is currently looking into outdoor tents for eating and designated snack times. As for transportation, students may have to reserve seats on the bus while others can waiver it to drive themselves to school. Bus capacity will be around 22 students, which is window to window seating according to Mr. Feder.
The Board will be hosting another set of forums for parents on August 10th and 11th. The board will be having another regular meeting on July 23rd over zoom. The link will be posted on the South Brunswick Board of Education website.