The Newark Board of Education (NBOE) operated virtually for more than three months. The Central Office Staff resumed in-person operations on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. While working remotely, the District used the opportunity to establish and implement safety measures and protocols to prepare for their safe return.
Prior to returning to in-person operations, every staff member had to submit proof of having tested negative for the coronavirus. In addition, they must wear a mask and follow a 4-step procedure before being allowed to enter the building: symptoms screening, temperature check, footwear sanitizing, and hand sanitizing.
Click here for a visual representation of the process – https://www.nps.k12.nj.us/news/nboe-returns-from-virtual-operations/.
To further safeguard staff, the District has also taken additional measures including but not limited to, contactless deliveries, avoidance of large in-person group meetings, restricting access to building employees, and the installation of air purifiers that meet HEFA standards.
“We understand that these are evolving guidelines based on external conditions and we will continue to follow the guidance of the Governor’s Executive Orders and the CDC,” according to Superintendent Roger León. “The safety and well-being of our staff and students is of the utmost importance, and we are prepared to make immediate adjustments whenever necessary.”
For more information, please contact:
Newark Board of Education
Nancy Deering, Interim Executive Director
About The Newark Public Schools District
The Newark Public Schools District, with 66 schools, 5,877 employees and a student population of 37,291 is the largest and one of the oldest school systems in New Jersey. Its origin dates back to 1676. Barringer High School, in Newark’s North Ward, is the third oldest public high school in the nation. The ethnic diversity of the city provides a rich educational experience for pre-kindergarten to secondary school students. The district continues to revise its services to meet the changing needs of students.