State Closes Schools UCAHS Responds


State Closes Schools UCAHS Responds

By Chris Lash Publisher

Governor Tom Wolf has announced all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will close for 10 business days starting Monday, March 16th.

Union City Area School District Superentendent Matthew Bennett issued a statement via recorded message to parents, students and residents. He emphasized that official communication from the school district would be handled this way, and that he would give an update over the weekend.

“These are unprecedented times that we are doing our best to navigate through. The Erie, Crawford, and Warren County Superintendents continue to work together to make the best decisions possible for or students and staff health, safety, and welfare.”

The Department of Education will work with intermediate units and other stakeholders to support school districts with any continuity of learning plans they may be pursuing.

Also, the Pennsylvania Department of Education announced today that it received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow eligible schools to serve meals to low income students in a non-congregate setting, such as a drive-through or grab and go, during this closure. We will also work with schools to assist them with those plans.