The state of New Jersey is still debating when to return to in-person learning.
Governor Phil Murphy says in-person education is necessary and the state is trying to make that reality.
"Every education expert we have spoken to over the past few months has confirmed that in-person education is critical and remote learning is only an acceptable substitute when it is absolutely necessary."
He says there will be 3 factors considered when making that decision.
"The health and safety of students their families, educators administrators and staff and all of our decisions will be guided by health and safety protocols, health comes first and third and just as importantly, we will be guided by equity for families who depend on inperson education."
Plans for a return to school are still being formulated, but last week the state said parents can choose to opt out of in-person learning for their children.....and pick all on-line instruction.