BETHEL PARK (KDKA) – It’s a question that parents and students have been asking for 10 months: “Is it safe to send my child back to the classroom?”
With that question in mind, a group of high school students came together to get that kind of information to parents to help answer that question.READ MORE: WalletHub: Pennsylvania Among Least Safe States During Pandemic
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Eight Bethel Park students developed what they say is the only COVID-19 dashboard in the country developed entirely by high school students.READ MORE: Heinz Field COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Adding More Appointments
Using Google Sheets, they track every case of COVID-19 broken down by school building and they even can parcel out student cases and teacher cases.
“We’re definitely really happy about the feedback we’ve received, it’s actually the second-most visited page on our district’s website,” said Christian McClaine, one of the students behind the project. “We’ve had 3,800 visits in the last 7 days and 12,000 visits since its inception.”MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Department Of Health Says Flu Activity Across State Remains Low
The students had previously worked together on the competitive “Pittsburgh Data Jam.”