School Officials Say They Aren't Getting Enough Guidance

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - School district officials are complaining they’re not getting enough guidance from the state on how to safely reopen next month.

After a conference call with state health and education officials, the head of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators says they need more specific guidance.

Administrators say they are being asked to make public health decisions, but they are not experts in the field.

What do they do if a student or staff member gets sick? What if there ar not enough bus drivers for one student per seat? On the KDKA Radio Morning Show, PA Governor Tom Wolf says answers will differ in each case and location.

“We’ve got to avoid one size fits all so that a school district in Tioga County is going to face different challenges than a school district in Chester County or Allegheny County,” said Wolf.

State health officials say they will respond to each case as they occur.

 Many school officials say they are also worried about liability.

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