The school board has cancelled its monthly regular meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020 at the John F. Kennedy High School auditorium due to the new coronavirus.
School officials announced the cancellation of the meeting on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, school officials announced the closure of all Paterson schools for two weeks beginning on Tuesday.
Measures that were expected to be considered at the Mar. 18 meeting will be voted on during the special meeting on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the district headquarters. School officials scheduled the special meeting to vote on the district’s 2020-21 preliminary budget.
Passaic County has 5 positive cases of Covid-19. Officials have not disclosed any cases in Paterson. Among the five cases is an 18-year-old resident of Clifton who contracted the virus from a New York resident.
New Jersey reported 98 positive cases on Sunday afternoon. Two people have died from the virus in the state. 34 people are under investigation for the new coronavirus, according to state health officials.