Pa. Schools Will Not Reopen This Academic Year
Schools in Pennsylvania will not reopen this school year.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf extended the indefinite, state-wide schools closure through the end of the school year.
“Continuing his efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf today announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year,” according to a Thursday morning release from the governor’s office. “The governor made the decision in consultation with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. Students and families can continue to pick up meals at designated sites.”
“Although schools are closed, teaching and learning may continue: schools are strongly encouraged to provide continuity of education for all students in the most appropriate and accessible ways possible,” according to the release.