By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Keystone Oaks School District alerted staff, students, and families that they will be continuing online learning through Friday, December 11.

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The district says the decision comes due to the number of cases that have been reported to the district in the last week and the rising cases in Allegheny County.

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“As a District, we know and understand that online learning presents many challenges for students and families,” said William Stropkaj, the district superintendent in a letter. “However, our top priority has always been the health and safety of our students and staff and, at this time, continuing with online learning is the safest option.”

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The decision means that all students will continue to have classes via Google Meet.