SPARTA, NJ- The public schools will be closed on Friday, March 13, according to an announcement from the school district made at 4 p.m. on Thursday.  The day had previously been scheduled as an early dismissal for student, with teachers remaining for professional development.

The latest announcement said, “Due to updated COVID 19 information,” school would be closed on Friday for a “full professional development day for staff.”

The announcement from Superintendent Michael Rossi said "further details about Monday and beyond will be forthcoming."

The district canceled all after school activities beginning on Thursday, March 12 through Monday, March 16 with the exception of high school sports and YMCA Before and After school care.