Sickout closes Garfield schools

The district has 4,500 students
February 28, 2008 5:46:21 PM PST
Garfield schools were closed Thursday because of a sickout involving about 350 teachers.Parents got the word Wednesday night, when the district used a reverse 911 system to notify them.

The district has 4,500 students.

School business administrator Dennis Frohnapfel tells The Record of Bergen County that contract negotiations are at the heart of the teachers' actions.

Schools are expected to be open on Friday.