N.J. parents must send kids to in-person school this fall, governor says

By: | May 18, 2021

Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order allowing for virtual school during the coronavirus pandemic will not be renewed after this academic year, officially ending the option for online learning, the governor said.

“Neatly stated, through this action, we are declaring that all students will be back in school for full-time, in-person instruction come the start of the 2021-2022 school year,” Murphy said during a COVID-19 media briefing in Trenton.

Murphy previously announced schools must fully open for in-person instruction in the fall and virtual learning will not be an option in New Jersey. Allowing his executive order from August 2020 to expire at the conclusion of this school year will make that decision official, he said.

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