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Linden schools will divide students for fall

During a Linden Board of Education meeting on July 13, Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman discussed how students will be divided for the fall school year in preparing to keep students safe amid COVID-19 concerns.

Students will be divided into two groups, Group A and Group B, and each group will have designated days to attend school. Dividing students into groups is intended to minimize person to person contact and allow for social distancing.

Students and faculty will be required to wear a face shield or mask when on campus.

The school system will provide chrome books for students in the district and programs such as the Ingenuity program or the i-Ready program, are free of charge.

All school breakfast and lunches will be brought to campuses and meals will be eaten in the classrooms.

Other items approved at the meeting include:

• The board approved the hiring of Jennifer Jenkins as a fourth grade teacher at Linden Elementary School

• The board approved a pay increase of $10,000 for the CNP Director.

• The board approved the 2020-2021 Helping Hands contract.

• The board approved the Superintendent to post the position for a school nurse.