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HARRISBURG, PA (March 27, 2020) – Rich Askey, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, thanked Gov. Tom Wolf today for signing legislation that provides direction to schools impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
“Teachers across Pennsylvania are doing their best to provide remote instruction and enrichment to their students, while support staff are cleaning and maintaining school buildings, preparing for new kinds of instruction, and making sure students get breakfast and lunch every day,” Askey said. “This bill will help educators and support staff do their jobs effectively to the benefit of Pennsylvania’s 1.7 million students.”
The legislation does the following:
The COVID-19 response legislation was voted in both the House and Senate Wednesday. The provisions were amended into Senate Bill 751, which also makes important changes to reform Pennsylvania’s educator evaluation system.
Askey is a Harrisburg music teacher and the president of PSEA. An affiliate of the National Education Association, PSEA represents about 180,000 active and retired educators and school employees, student teachers, higher education staff, and health care workers in Pennsylvania.