No spring break in 2013
Like many other area schools, the Ocean County Vocational Technical School district will be closed until Nov. 12. The district includes the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences (MATES), in Manahawkin, the Performing Arts Academy (PAA), in Lakehurst, and many other instructional programs offered at multiple sites throughout the county. A recorded phone call made to parents of students at the academies said the closure is due to the many sending districts that are closed this coming week due to damage from Sandy. The message also said that the time off will be made up during the spring break in April, so students will not have off at that time.
A round-up of what's going on, to kick off the week
Do you have a case of the Mondays? Predicted high of 88 degrees might leave you yearning for a beach day instead of starting the week at work. April 16, beaches are unguarded and beach passes are not in effect. However, if you feel like making a jaunt to Island Beach State Park, make sure you've purchased a park pass for your car. If you can't escape to the beach, it might be because you are one of the thousands of students and employees headed back to Toms River Regional schools. Spring break is over today. Time to hop onto the school bus, or find yourself stuck behind one that's picking up the kiddies around the same time you are trying to make your commute. Speaking of commute, if you do sneak a commute to the barrier island, yesterday …