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Coronavirus & Pandemic Resources



FAQs from PA Education Associations
March 19:  PDF   Excel

Continuity of Education Plans:
Template

Pennsylvania Legislation: SB 751 (Act 13 of 2020)

* SB 751 (School Code amendments) and Summary of SB 751 provisions - signed into law on March 27
* Changes to Act 82 (Educator Evaluation) passed in SB 751, now Act 13 of 2020 - from the PA Principals Association


School Meals

* From PDE: About USDA Waivers Concerning Meal Pickup, Meal Pattern Flexibility (March 27)
From USDA: Nationwide Waiver to Allow  Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs (March 25)

* From USDA: Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children (March 25)

Pennsylvania Resources

The Governor's Office
  * Announcement re county shut-downs, extension of school closures (March 23)
  * Request for Waiver/Exemption to Business Closure
  * Announcement re nonessential business - PASA message to members (March 19)

  * Press Release: Closing Pennsylvania Schools for Two Weeks (March 13)
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Website 

Pennsylvania Department of Education Website
  * Updated Guidance from the PDE (March 25)
  * Updated FAQ from the PDE (March 25)
  * Continuity of Education: From the PDE (March 24)
  * Press Release: Assessments Canceled (March 19)
  * FAQ's: Guidance for Schools web page
 
  * Letter from the PDE, Feb. 28, 2020 (with links to resources)
Ready PA Website 
PA Emergency Preparedness Guide
Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) Website 

AASA Resources
Meeting Students’ Nutritional Needs During a Pandemic: A Resource for School Superintendents
Joint Letter on Federal Legislation (March 21)
Student Privacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 20)
CARES Bill - U.S. Senate
  * Summary of the Bill
  * Specific Education Provisions
Waiver Request Letter to USDE: AASA and State Association Executives (March 19)
Resources Webpage


Online School Resources

Consortium for School Networking (COSN): Coronavirus webpage

National and International Resources
U.S. Department of Education
  * Press Release: USDE Announces State Flexibility to Cancel 2019-20 Testing (March 20)
 
* Supplemental Guidance on Spec. Ed/Civil Rights (March 21)
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Guidance from the USDE: Civil Rights and Coronavirus (March 16)
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Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (March 13) for schools on issues concerning the coronavirus, including guidance on student data privacy, assessments, accountability measures and students with disabilities (press release with links to specific guidance)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  * Coronavirus Disease Information
  * Pandemic Basics, Strategies for Schools Managing a Pandemic  

World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus Updates and Information
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Website
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: 
Pandemic Information 
U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA) Website 
Responding to Coronavirus: A Downloadable Guide for Schools - from Education Week