As schools around the country and New Jersey respond to the ongoing concerns for COVID-19, the need for remote learning continues to grow for the 2020/21 school year.

The number of schools starting remotely in South Jersey is rising according to an article from NJ.com. All schools and districts that want to opt for all-remote learning  must receive permission by the State Department of Education.

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So far, over 85 school districts from all over New Jersey have asked permission from the State Department of Education to start the new academic year remotely.

The Atlantic City Board of Education voted earlier this week to begin the school year with remote learning for all of the district's schools. There is a plan to hopefully bring students back in November.

Brigantine: Will also start the school year with all remote learning. The tentative date to bring students back is on or before November 11th, which is the end of the first marking period.

Egg Harbor Township: will start the year remotely on September 8th and the plan is to start a hybrid schedule on Oct 26th.

Pleasantville: Will also start the new school year virtually.

Millville: Will start remotely with some in-person classes beginning October 8th.   .

The Press of Atlantic City reports that Galloway and Hamilton Township school districts  will delay the start of the 2020/21 school year until September 14th and additional information concerning a hybrid plan for the school year will be released shortly.

Sources; NJ.com pressofatlanticcity.com