Governor Wolf announced that PA Schools will remain closed for the remainder of this academic year because of COVID-19 pandemic. The order was signed Thursday by the state's education secretary, Pedro Rivera.
This order will affect more than 1.7 million students in public and private K-12 schools. Children will spend the rest of the year learning remotely. Rivera noted that about half of the school districts have sent his department plans that describe how they are continuing to educate children during the shutdown.
“I think it’ll bring great relief to the schools and the school leaders, because what it’ll do is allow them to formulate the long-term plan instead of having this interim plan in place,” - Annette Stevenson with the Pennsylvania School Boards Association
You can read more on WPXI.com. Governor Wolf's school closure message is below.