Senate Committee to discuss the safe re-opening of Pennsylvania schools in Westtown Township

WEST CHESTER – At the request of Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester/Delaware), the Senate Majority Policy Committee and Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield), the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, will host a workshop discussion with local education officials and parents about how to safely re-open Pennsylvania schools as a result of COVID-19.

“Decisions about the start of the 2020-21 school year will have a profound effect on our children and communities,” said Senator Killion. “This hearing will allow us to listen to parents, teachers and experts as we navigate a path toward the goal of safely educating students. I am grateful to Senators Argall and Langerholc for accepting my invitation to hold this conversation in Chester County.”

Governor Wolf closed all K-12 Pennsylvania schools on March 16. The original order was to only close schools for ten business days, but the order was extended on April 9 for the remainder of the academic year.

The Senate will hold the workshop discussion on Tuesday, July 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bayard Rustin High School located at 1100 Shiloh Rd., West Chester, PA 19382.

In order to ensure public access and transparency, the workshop will be open to the public – but CDC recommendations on the mitigation of the spread of COVID-19 will be in place. Attendees are expected to maintain social distancing and will be required to have a face covering. The workshop discussion will also be streamed live on the Senate Majority Policy Committee’s website.

More information can be found on the committee’s website at http://policy.pasenategop.com

Contact: Joshua J. Paul – Executive Director, PA Senate Majority Policy Committee

717.787.2637