POINT PLEASANT BORO – Point Pleasant Boro is looking at having full-day schooling amid the coronavirus.
Superintendent Vincent Smith, speaking during the Board of Education's recent meeting, said the district is looking at not having half-days, and making sure there is consistency in scheduling in each of the district's four schools.
If the coronavirus becomes a bigger issue locally, Smith said, "we could always pull back."
"You have to get four hours of instruction in," Smith said.
Smith said the results of the district's survey shows that the consensus is to get the students back into the school.
"If we're going to get back, let's get back, and if it has to change, we'll have to change," he said.
That means a full-day of learning with an abbreviated lunch, he said.
At the same time, it's possible that students will look at being in the building for two days a week. On those days they're not in school, they could be working on assignments and homework, officials said.
Officials have discussed installing a web cam of some sort to provide for families that choose distance learning.
"We want to just back into the normal," Smith said. "But anything could still be on the table."
During the July 20th meeting, the board also discussed how students temperature's would be monitored.
Smith said the parents will likely fill out a form for each day their child is in school and provide the information that needs to be provided.
Smith said he hopes to have a full plan released to the public four weeks in advance of school starting.
"The parents got to know what we're looking at right now so they can plan," Smith said.