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Jersey City Public Schools Will Start School Year Without In-Person Classes

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- There will be no in-person classes in September for students in Jersey City Public Schools.

The board of education voted Thursday night to start the school year with 100% remote learning.

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The decision goes against state guidelines requiring that some form of in-person instruction be offered.

The board says it based its decision on increased COVID cases in schools in other states that have already reopened.

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