Pa. schools to remain closed for 2019-20 academic year

As part of Pennsylvania’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, schools will remain closed through April 6.

Gov. Tom Wolf  announced Thursday (April 9, 2020) that all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year as part of the state’s continuing efforts to protect the health and safety of students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. PDE has secured resources intended to help all schools that want to use them – including those not currently offering online platforms, those requiring additional technology support, and those that may rely on traditional methods, such as paper lessons, to continue educating students. There is no cost to schools or students for these resources.

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute launched an eLearning initiative on Monday (April 6, 2020) as part of the school’s continuity of education plan. Students should log into Clever and access Schoology to get started. Here are directions.

Read more about the governor’s decision.

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