Paterson schools will stay all-remote until May 2021

Briana Vannozzi, Anchor | February 11, 2021 | Education

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to release guidelines on Friday for safely bringing kids back to the classroom. But a handful of New Jersey’s largest school districts have already made their choice.

Paterson’s public schools are the latest to announce that all 28,000 students will stay home until May 3. Trenton, Newark and Jersey City are among other urban districts keeping kids remote until the spring. The coronavirus is still hitting Black and brown communities harder than any other. Paterson district leaders say the coronavirus vaccination rate in their city is also significantly lower than in other parts of the state.