MADISON, NJ—Madison School District Superintendent Mark Schwarz provided an update on the status of the district’s reopening plan on Monday, one day after the first coronavirus case was reported in the schools.
“While all students benefit from being in school everyday,” said Schwarz, “our younger students carry the least risk and the greatest reward from in-person learning. While we finalize our procedural, scheduling and safety preparations for Phase 2, please know that we will be giving priority in this shift to our elementary students. Nevertheless, we are simultaneously planning for Phase 2 at MJS and MHS.”
The district announced its first potential coronavirus case on Sunday, when the district said a member of the Central Avenue School community has tested positive for the virus.
“While this case has not yet been confirmed by the NJDOH,” Schwarz said, “we are proceeding with the assumption that this is a positive case. Based