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Coronavirus & Pandemic Resources

Leadership & Management Issues
PASBO Analysis: Projections for Loss of Local School Revenue in 2020-21
* A Sample Guide for Leading Your School District Through This Crisis (Connie Kindler)
Coronavirus Communication for School Leaders (from the Donovan Group)

* "Four Ways to Celebrate High School Graduation this Year" (from Edutopia)
* "5 Immediate Ways Schools Can Support Seniors' Transition to College" (from educationdive.com)
* Graduation Guidance from the PDE
* Guidance on Gatherings and Community Events (PA Department of Health)
* "Livestreaming Graduation: Sample Schedule" (Savannah-Chatham Co. Public School System)

Ideas and Considerations for Reopening Schools
Planning Assumptions on Return to School (from San Diego County Office of Education)
A Roadmap of Essential Actions to Help District and School Leaders Plan and Implement a Safe, Efficient, and Equitable Return to School
* School Leaders Debate Solutions for an Uncertain 2020-21 (from Edutopia) 
* How Will Schools Open Safety in Fall 2020? (from District Administration)  
* A Blueprint for Back to School (from EducationNext) 
* A Plan to Safely Reopen America's Schools & Communities (from the AFT)   
* A Blueprint for Back to School (from the American Enterprise Institute)   
* "Seven Steps to Sending Elementary Kids Back to School and Parents Back to Work" (by Michael Petrilli on medium.com)
* From the CDC: one-page guidance for reopening schools and 63-page unreleased guidance for opening up America (obtained by AP)

K-12 Tips, Guidance and Resources

Free K-12 Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic (from districtadministration.com)
Zoom Security Tips (developed by PSEA)
Tips for Setting Online Boundaries with Students (from the Professional Standards & Practices Commission)
Educator and Student Videoconference and Best Practices (from the School Administrators of Iowa)
Coronavirus webpage (from the Consortium for School Networking - CoSN)

FAQs from PA Education Associations
April 2:  PDF   Excel
April 2: Act 13 FAQs

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Continuity of Education Template and Email address to submit plans to the PDE: RA-EDContinuityofEd@pa.gov
Wolf Administration Applies for $523 Million in Emergency Funds to Support Schools (press release, 5/4/20)
* Guidance on Evaluations & Virtual Assessments
* From the Secretary: Schools Closed for Remainder of 2019-20 school year (4/9/20)
* Guidance on Professional Employee Evaluation
* Link to Waiver Information
* State-Funded Equity Grants (due April 10)
* Special Education Guidance
* Guidance for the High School Graduation Class of 2020 (April 3)

Press Release: Assessments Canceled (March 19)
Letter from the PDE, Feb. 28, 2020 (with links to resources)

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)


* Frequently Asked Questions and Other Resources
Press Release on Winter and Spring Sports (4/9/20)

Other Pennsylvania Resources

The Governor's Office
* Wolf Administration Applies for $523 Million in Emergency Funds to Support Schools (press releae, 5/4/20)
* Governor announces schools to remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year (press release, 4/9/20)
       - Official executive order under Act 13 concerning the school year
Request for Waiver/Exemption to Business Closure
* Announcement re nonessential business - PASA message to members (March 19)

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Website 
Ready PA Website 
PA Emergency Preparedness Guide
Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) Website 

AASA Resources
Resources Webpage
Inital Results: AASA District Survey re Covid-19 ‚Äč(April 2)
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)

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

CARES Bill - U.S. Senate
  * Summary of the Bill
  * Specific Education Provisions
  * Information on Federal Waivers under the CARES Act
  * T
emplate for Federal Waivers under the CARES Act

National and International Resources
U.S. Department of Education
 Equitable Services under the CARES Act - FAQ
  * Press Release: USDE Announces State Flexibility to Cancel 2019-20 Testing (March 20)

* Supplemental Guidance on Spec. Ed/Civil Rights (March 21)
Guidance from the USDE: Civil Rights and Coronavirus (March 16)
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