Dozens of NJ schools districts to reopen Monday

Battered power lines lean as a school bus with people being evacuated drives by following superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

November 4, 2012 10:22:42 AM PST
State education officials say students will be returning to classes Monday in dozens of New Jersey schools that were shuttered by the superstorm.

But in the areas that were hardest hit by the storm, many districts were still weighing their options on Sunday afternoon.

Many districts were closed all week because of the storm, which knocked out power and damaged buildings. Most have already decided to hold classes next Thursday and Friday, days previously reserved for the New Jersey Education Association's annual conference, which has been canceled because of the storm.

Districts that missed fewer days have more options for making up days, including shortening spring break.