Districts Around The Area Continue To Make Plans For School

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Districts around the area continue to make and adjust plans for the upcoming school year.

Washington School District is delaying the start of classes by nearly three weeks. The new start date is September 8.

Shaler Area will start the year with online classes for the first four weeks. Shaler is also pushing back the start date to September 8.

A vote Monday night will decide how Fox Chapel schools start the academic year. The options are students in the classrooms five days a week, a hybrid of online and in person learning or remote classes only.

Seneca Valley’s board of directors also meet Monday evening. They are encouraging public comment during a Zoom session.

In the Blackhawk School District, all middle and high school sports have been postponed for two weeks after a student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19. The student and close contacts are in isolation.

Late last month, Pittsburgh Public Schools announced in person classes will be delayed for the first nine weeks of the school year.

The moves come after more than 97,000 kids tested positive for coronavirus during the last two weeks of July, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, CBS News reported. That figure covers July 16 to July 30.

Twenty-five children died from COVID-19 in July.

More than 338,000 of the reported 5 million U.S. COVID-19 cases were children.


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