Smart Talk: School districts face tough coronavirus decisions

COVID-19 resurgence forcing many to go fully virtual

  • Scott LaMar

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 6,339 positives cases of COVID in the 24 hours ending at midnight Wednesday. Daily statewide records have been recorded often over the past two weeks.

These increasing number of positive cases is having a substantial impact in many areas of our daily lives, including at schools.

With more people testing positive and getting sick, schools and their administrators have had to make tough decisions on whether to hold in-person classes for their students, have a hybrid combination of in-person and virtual or go all on line.

On Thursday’s Smart Talk, we’ll study how those decisions are made with guests Chambersburg Area School District Superintendent Dion Betts and Chris Lilienthal, Assistant Director of Communications, Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Pennsylvania’s plan to spend stimulus money denied by the Federal Government

Also on the program, the federal government says Pennsylvania cannot use $300 million intended for COVID relief in a plan to offset school property taxes.

Spotlight PA reporter Ed Mahon joins us with details and discuss the looming budget deadline.



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