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