PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Public Schools board approved the proposed health and safety plan for the upcoming school year.
Pittsburgh Public Schools barely had any in-person learning last academic year. Students and teachers will be back in the classroom five days a week for the 2021-2022 school year.READ MORE: Study: Odds Of School COVID-19 Flare-Up Lower With Mask Mandate
The state required health and safety plan for PPS includes:
The district administration released its safety plan weeks ago and public comments were made. Some people agreed it was necessary, while others believed it’s too difficult.READ MORE: Costco Limits Toilet Paper Purchases Again
The board of directors voted to approve the plan during a legislative session Wednesday night.
“I have heard some concerns about how we are going to do 3 feet apart in some schools, but I’m confident we will work through every issue with any classroom that is having any issues. I also hope we continue the conversation about adding other mitigation strategies because this Delta variant is no joke,” said Pam Harbin, District 4 board member.
Sala Udin, district 3 board member, brought up how vaccinations should be required for students and teachers. The solicitor mentioned the school board has no authority to mandate vaccinations for students.MORE NEWS: Squirrel Hill Grocery Store Hit With Consumer Alert