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Archive March 2020

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The PASBO office will be closed until further notice. Although the office will be closed, the PASBO staff will be working remotely.

We will continue to work closely with PDE to ensure you get the latest information and guidance available and will disseminate all information as promptly as possible.Please continue to log onto PASBOlink to stay up-to-date with information as it becomes available.

Key Education Organizations Come Together in Support of School Closures Ordered by Gov. Wolf

HARRISBURG, PA (March 13, 2020) – Leaders of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA), Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA), Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and the Pennsylvania Principals Association issued the following statement today supporting and praising the decisive actions of Gov. Tom Wolf in ordering the closure all Pennsylvania schools in order to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Governor Wolf Announces Closure of Pennsylvania Schools

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16.
The administration has been working with school districts as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed.

Hotel Cancellations for PASBO Annual Conference

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through the many details associated with the cancellation of the PASBO Annual Conference. We are working diligently on multiple fronts and assessing our options to ensure that we are moving forward in the most effective and thoughtful manner. We know you have many questions, and we will continue to work through them all, sharing more information with you as soon as we can.  

PASBO Annual Conference Cancelled

PASBO has been monitoring recent developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19P) in Pennsylvania and the impact on schools. Among other things, Governor Wolf has signed an Emergency Disaster Declaration. Also, PDE and others have cancelled conferences and other large gatherings.   
The PASBO Board, in consultation with the executive team, has decided to cancel this year’s annual conference. This decision was not an easy one. Please be assured we made this decision acting in an abundance of caution and also in recognition of the concern and planning that is taking place in schools across our Commonwealth. We are concerned not only about the health and safety of conference attendees but also the potential impact on school districts and others in the event something adverse occurred at the conference. These and other risks made it impossible to proceed with “business as usual” at the annual conference.

Coronavirus and Flu Information

Important information related to the Coronavirus and the Flu are contained in the links listed below.  Additionally, a letter from PDE on this subject can be accessed by clicking here. For the most current information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website – COVID-19.