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Holmdel Schools Shuttered For Rest of The Week

Decision announced around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday

Holmdel public schools will remain closed for the rest of the week, the district superintendent announced in a message Wednesday morning. 

After consulation with the four school principals, there is an agreement that there will be no tests administered on the first day back to school. 

Power has still not been restored to the public schools since Hurricane Sandy blew through more than a week ago and disrupted power lines. 

Holmdel person November 08, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Eve made some reasonable points and obviously has done her research.
Ben S November 08, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Is there anyway to revoke JCP&L's operating certificate for Holmdel and get another utility instead ? It is obvious our business is not important to them.
JerseyGirl November 09, 2012 at 12:21 AM
ummmmmmmmm Eve...in no way whatsoever am I "XENOPHOBIC"...what's SAD and MOST DISAPPOINTING here is that in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, is that a school district fails to hold reverence for a NATIONAL AMERICAN holiday such as VETERANS DAY (while we are currently at WAR and have troops stationed)......SHAME on HOLMDEL!!! you can debate it all you want but bottom line is VETERANS DAY should matter more than Chinese NEW YEAR! and I don't care if it falls on Sunday or not...last year the district gave off for that holiday and not VETERANS DAY!!!!!
Eve November 09, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Last year, if my memory serves me right, Chinese New Year was teachers' "Professional Development Day" - no school for students, school for teachers, so it was not, technically, a holiday off. Just like Columbus Day this year. Veterans Day is an "elective" holiday, state/local governments and schools may or may not close on that day, and many do not. I am not saying that Veterans Day is not an important holiday, at least it is always an important one in our family. My suspicion is that a reason that we usually do not have Veterans Day off is that it falls right around Teachers' Convention time in November, and, as a result, a lot of days in November are out already. This is just a guess, I do not know for sure. If it were up to me, we would have it off... However, Chinese New Year is very important to a lot of people around us, so, I think, it still makes sense to work around it, if possible.
Tommy Jenkins November 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM
JerseyGirl, do your homework...you sound like an idiot!!!

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