Scotch Plains-Fanwood parents file federal lawsuit to reopen schools

Despite a reopening date set for Jan. 19, parents are concerned that the date will be pushed back

As infection rates continue to climb, just 77 schools across the state welcomed students and staff back for in-person learning this week. Districts are overwhelmingly choosing to keep instruction fully remote following the holidays.

The decision has affected parents on both sides of the argument. In one district, parents have filed a federal lawsuit to reopen schools, while in another, the teachers union is backing a move to require every student to test negative for COVID-19 before they return to class. Correspondent Joanna Gagis has the story.