School lays out strategy as Phase Two commences

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Brick Board of Education Building [FILE PHOTO]

BRICK TOWNSHIP — Officials reviewed the basis of the Brick Township Public School District’s restart-and-recovery plan on Thursday, as they fielded questions from parents prompted by the implementation of “Phase Two” on Monday, Feb. 22.

Phase Two allows Brick Township’s elementary school students to move to a four-day, in-person early-dismissal schedule, if they choose. Subsequent phases will see older students presented with the same opportunity.

“At last month’s board of education public meeting, I communicated at that time that, although we believe virtual learning is effective, it does not engage our youngest learners like in-person instruction does,” Superintendent of Schools Thomas Farrell said. “So, we were hopeful for Phase Two to commence as soon as possible.

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“I’m pleased to announce that time has arrived,” he continued. “… After monitoring the initial Phase Two with elementary students, it is our hope that middle-school and high-school students will begin a few weeks later.”

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