Bridgeton Public Schools to Hold Town Hall Event Regarding Reopening

By: Reney Waters, Follow South Jersey Bridgeton City Intern

Photo: Ryan Schumacher | Follow South Jersey

BRIDGETON, NJ – Bridgeton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Miles will discuss a safe return plan for his district during a virtual town hall event.

The virtual COVID-19 town hall will take place from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from staff, students, and parents and receive feedback on their plans to resume hybrid instructions on January 19, 2021.

Bridgeton Public Schools have closed their doors due to the pandemic to meet their educational, nutritional, and related services needs to the extent possible of the students attending Bridgeton Public Schools. Previously, the school announced if the COVID-19 cases increase, in the school district the school will make the decision to return to hybrid learning.

“This Plan was developed in response to the March 5, 2020, NJDOE Broadcast, Guidance Regarding Requirements for Public Health-Related School Closure. The guidance requires boards of education to develop a plan to provide home instruction in the event of a health-related school closure,” Bridgeton Public Schools said in a statement.

To register,you can visit webex events to sign up.

New Jersey has previously said that schools will be required to reopen for full in-person learning at the start of the 2021-22 academic year. The town hall event will also feature commentary about Bridgeton Public Schools’ planned return to full in-person learning in the fall.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.