Pennsylvania Students Expected To Return To School In Fall, Ed. Chief Says

As all schools in Pennsylvania are closed for the rest of the current academic year, we are starting to hear about what may happen when school starts up again in the fall.

Governor Tom Wolf's education secretary Pedro Rivera told lawmakers on Monday that he expects students will be back in school in the fall, and that the Pennsylvania Department of Education will "provide guidance in the coming weeks to prepare teachers and staff to return to school buildings."

He also acknowledged that schools will most definitely need additional aid to respond to "various challenges posed by school closures and the need to contain the virus."

As for the notion that students may not return to school buildings in the fall - he downplayed it, saying the department *intends* to reopen schools, but there may be changes, saying "keeping students and staff safe might mean changes that involve following state Health Department recommendations."

Things continue to change though, and there is no official crystalized plan yet for the next academic school year.

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