Pittsburgh Public teachers, students to return to in-person classes in early November

Pittsburgh Public teachers, students to return to in-person classes in early November

PITTSBURGH — Students and teachers will return to in-person classes on Monday, Nov. 9 after remote learning was extended for an additional five weeks.

Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Dr. Anthony Hamlet, issued a statement in a news release.

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“When difficult decisions have to be made, our District takes into consideration all sides of an issue. The safe return of our students to in-person learning has been our priority since the start of the pandemic. While our schools are clean, ready, and safe to receive its students, our District has to also consider another major component of our school system…the safety of our staff.”

“Over the past three weeks, we have worked in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, the Pittsburgh Administrators Association, and our Board of Directors to account for every concern that our staff has regarding returning to school and in-person teaching. We have also held Teacher Townhalls so that we truly listen to our faculty and staff.”

School leaders and the teachers union agreed to the remote learning extension Friday.

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