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State: District’s ‘virtual school day’ won’t count

6-14-14

MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) — State education officials say a northern New Jersey school district’s decision to have student’s log on for a “virtual school day” during a winter storm earlier this year was innovative.

But it won’t count as an official school day.

The Record (http://bit.ly/1ndbOIT) reports the state issued its decision this week. That came about four months after more than 96 percent of Pascack Valley Regional High School District students — and all of the district’s staffers — logged in from home on Feb. 13.

Education officials said it couldn’t count because districts must have their facilities available to meet the requirements of a true school day.

The district has already made up the day — and another snow day — by having students came in for two days over spring vacation.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com