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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey School Boards Association says most public schools will be open on the days when they had planned to be closed for a teachers’ union convention.

School Boards Association spokesman Frank Belluscio says the districts need to hold classes Nov. 8 and 9 to get to the required 180 for the year.

Many districts have been closed all week because of the storm.

Belluscio says that for those that missed fewer days, there are more options for making up days, including shortening spring break.

He says teachers’ unions have not objected to working Thursday and Friday next week. The New Jersey Education Association decided Thursday to cancel the convention.

Gov. Chris Christie had urged teachers to be back in the classroom on the cancelled convention days. He also threatened to invoke emergency powers if they refused.

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