As of Monday, Oct. 30 all schools had re-opened except Riebli elementary, Schaefer elementary, Roseland Collegiate Prep and Hidden Valley Satellite. Students at those schools are attending other schools, at least temporarily.
Over a quarter of the state’s nearly 10,500 schools report zero homeless students meaning homeless students in those districts aren't receiving the specialized assistance required by state and federal law.
A new law, which takes effect in January, allows homeless students who move frequently to get partial credit for schoolwork they have done. It also provides flexibility in graduation requirements for students who enter a new high school during their junior year or later.