Full week of classes planned after teacher's convention cancelled.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Cedar Grove School District Thursday night announced via Nixle classes in the district's K-12 programs will be back to a normal schedule and will include full-day classes, with the exception of Tuesday, Nov. 6 for Election Day, when the district will have early dismissal. The district was scheduled to have off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the annual NJEA teacher's convention in Atlantic City. However, because of Hurricane Sandy, classes were cancelled in the district this entire week. Classes at the St. Catherine of Sienna school will not be affected. The entire announcement from the district appears below: The Cedar Grove Public School Schedule has been revised for the week of November 5, 2012 as follows: Monday - Full Day …
After Sandy batters Atlantic City, the state teachers' union cancels its annual gathering there.
New Jersey’s teachers won’t gather in Atlantic City for their annual convention for the first time in 158 years. The damage left behind by Sandy forced the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) to cancel its Nov. 8-9 conference at the shore town. NJEA said its convention is the largest gathering of its kind worldwide, and the sheer size helped make the final decision to cancel. “The NJEA Convention is a massive event, involving tens of thousands of people,” NJEA President Barbara Keshishian said. “We concluded it was simply not advisable to try to have that many people on the roads and using public transportation while so many communities are struggling to restore power and basic services to their residents – including NJEA members.” …