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Update: Freehold Township Schools Close, Freehold Borough Schools Open

Freehold Township schools will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 12. Freehold Borough Schools will open with a two-hour delay on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

This story was updated at 6:40 p.m. with information from the Freehold Township School District.

While Freehold Borough students head back into the classroom tomorrow in over a week, Freehold Township students will stay home.

An announcement on the Freehold Borough School website stated that classes will resume in the Borough on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The announcement continued to state that all schools and offices will open two-hours later than their usual time.

All afterschool programs will take place for Borough student's tomorrow, weather permitting. For more information visit the Freehold Borough school’s website.

Freehold Township schools will remain closed this week and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 12. The Township School District website cites power and safety concerns as reasons for remaining closed this week.

Frustrated in Freehold November 07, 2012 at 12:21 AM
"Power and safety concerns" is a bit vague. What is different about Township schools that we know Thursday and Friday are so potentially dangerous? The township schools have power. Why not make the decision a day at a time now that things are starting to stabilize? This was a knee-jerk decision that was not made with the education of the students as the primary objective.
Twp school parent November 07, 2012 at 01:37 AM
All Twp schools do not have power. My daughter's school is still without power. Also those schools have full kitchens where the lunches are prepared and they need to be restocked. Their primary concern is the safety and well being for the students!
BoroPride November 07, 2012 at 03:19 AM
If twp is closed where is the Boro putting the K students? Glad to see Boro is opening, no reason not too. The kids need to be back at school.
Chica2ool November 07, 2012 at 03:27 AM
" Park Avenue Kindergarten classes will be held on-site"....http://www.freeholdboro.k12.nj.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Technokat November 07, 2012 at 03:51 PM
And who is teaching the Park Avenue Kindergarten their related arts? Township related arts teachers provide this service in the township school. So...no arts classes for them for three days unless Borough is somehow stepping up.
Technokat November 07, 2012 at 04:02 PM
The township cited three reasons: 1. Power outage at MWES and the surrounding neighborhood 2. No lunch available 3. Bus issues regarding gasoline and road closures including traffic signals, trees, downed wires--not entirely safe for transporting children AND not particularly efficient for running bussing on a three-tiered schedule. Yes, it's complicated. The borough does not have the wide-spread geography nor does it have the volume of students without access to food as the township does. FRSD is also out until Nov. 12. You're frustrated, understandably, but running a district is far more complex than the average person might think.
Technokat November 08, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Not sure what you mean. You claim you went on school websites. From where else would you get this info.?
Jeanine November 08, 2012 at 05:06 AM
i just clicked the links they gave in this article . the confusion is they are talking about the elementary kids and middle school. But it didnt state that in the article it only said Freehold Borough students. the high school is not included in this even though they are boro students
Technokat November 08, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Ah, I understand. The high schools, whether borough or township, are part of the Freehold Regional School District: FRSD. I can see where the confusion is. I think that's why the township high school is called FTHS and the borough high school is called FHS. That takes the word "boro" out of equation. FTS and FBS refer to the K-8 districts.
Technokat November 08, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Update. Borough schools are now closed due to the snow. That is, K-8 borough schools.

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