The number of schools closing this year in New Jersey is higher than any other state and more than the number of closings nationwide.
The state’s schools system has already closed seven schools and closed several others in the past year.
That’s because the governor’s office and local school officials have been unable to come up with a long-term plan for closing schools.
The closures have led to an estimated $4.8 billion in additional costs and have been especially painful for families and communities.
The number one cause of closing schools is the storm, according to the New Jersey Department of Education.
There are more than 100,000 students in public school.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vowed to make schools safer during Sandy.
But the state’s education system still faces a variety of challenges that could prevent schools from being able to open again, including: *A shortage of qualified teachers and teachers of color, according to the NJEA, the New York State Education Association, and the New Orleans School District.
*The cost of maintaining and staffing schools is staggering, with some districts charging as much as $50,000 per day for food and supplies.
*Local governments are facing challenges in providing resources, such as teachers, transportation, and counselors, and some counties have asked local governments to waive some of their property taxes for the construction of new schools.
If there is no plan for keeping schools open, families could be forced to relocate.
“We can’t afford to close our schools, and it’s the people who have to do that,” said Elizabeth DeLoach, a social worker who runs a small church in East Orange.
She’s one of several families who have moved to West Orange after Hurricane Irene.
“I can’t see the schools being open in this part of town.
There’s no room for us to live here.”
The number of students in the New Brunswick public school system also increased during the storm.
The school district was forced to shut its schools due to the flood damage.
The district said it has had to cancel more than 20 events in the coming weeks.
One day before the storm struck, DeLoaches daughter was in her fourth grade classroom, which was located on the sixth floor of a home.
There was no furniture available, she said.
After the storm hit, DeLOACH and other parents and other family members found that they had to leave the homes.
In a statement to TechRadars readers, the school district said its students and staff were “under the most stress” during the hurricane and that “some parents chose to move.”
“The district has had no difficulty with staff, students, or classrooms as a result of the storm,” the statement read.
“However, it is clear that many families and individuals who lived in the homes impacted by Hurricane Irenee have not been able to return, and they are unable to take any action to get back into their homes.
We have made some significant adjustments to our school scheduling, and we are in the process of revising the schedule to be more consistent with the weather conditions.”
New Brunswick Public Schools, located in the city of Brunswick, was able to reopen after the storm but the district said students will be unable to go to classes again for several weeks.
A spokesman said the district has not yet determined the extent of the damage and will be updating families.
Another concern is how to get students to school.
Families who want to send their children to school on Monday should call the school at 609-846-5355.
To help families with Hurricane Sandy recovery, TechRadaria has partnered with a community partner, New Brunswick-based nonprofit organization, Families Helping Families, to provide free transportation and meals for families affected by the storm and its aftermath.
The organization is calling on the community to use the website, NewBrunswickCares.org, to find out how to donate food, clothing, supplies and other relief items.
TechRadar also has information about a website that offers financial assistance for families in need.
For more information on the impact of Hurricane Ireanne on New Jersey schools, visit the state department of education website.