While some people wonder whether students will be back in the classroom this fall, one lawmaker is pushing state leaders to find a way to make it happen.
Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Ross Township, sent a letter to Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera to form a plan to get students back to school this fall.
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This came days after Rivera told reporters during a conference call that parents needed to prepare for the possibility of virtual learning extending into the fall.
A Department of Education spokesperson sent a statement saying:
“At this time, there are no plans to keep schools closed in the 2020/21 school year; however, any future decisions made regarding school openings will be grounded in the health and safety of our communities.”
Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan keeps schools closed until a county enters the green phase, but it’s unclear when that could happen.
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