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Archived Updates

Below is a list of recent Education Updates (pdf).  CLICK HERE for the current Update.

October 26
General Assembly in recess, unfinished state budget on the docket post-election; some education bills head to the governor but not certification flexibility bill

October 19
PDE releases updates to the Future Ready Index; USDA extends free meal flexibilities to the entire 2020-21 school year

October 12
Governor, DOH release updated guidance on event capacity; Capitol quiet but both chambers to return next week for final pre-election session

October 5
Stay order on event capacity ruling puts existing requirements back in place; bills aimed at creating a new voucher plan in PA come up in the General Assembly

September 28
PDE issues Act 1 index for 2021-22; House fails to override Governor’s veto of HB 2787, as Wolf appeals federal judge decision on event capacity

September 21
Federal judge rules Wolf’s restrictions on outdoor/indoor numbers unconstitutional, but impact unknown; House amends School Code bill to address testing, private school transportation

September 14
USDE withdraws CARES Act funding rule; Gov. Wolf to veto bill giving districts authority to set participant, spectator limits at athletic events

September 7
Governor issues updated guidance on sports spectators, as legislature moves bill providing more flexibility; PDE issues guidance regarding distribution of CARES Act funding

August 31
PA House returns to session this week; PDE releases some updated guidance on fire/safety drills, contact tracing in schools

August 24
PIAA: Schools may continue fall sports; federal judge issues injunction on CARES funding distribution

August 17
PDE, DOH release recommendations for addressing cases of COVID-19 in K-12 schools; federal judge refuses to halt new Title IX rules

August 10
PIAA delays start of mandatory fall sports until August 21, as Gov. Wolf recommends no sports until January; Secretary Rivera to resign position in September

August 3
PIAA releases information on fall sports; PASA members testify during return-to-school hearings