The Secretary of Health’s Order requiring masks in public and private schools is set to go into effect on September 7, 2021. The Secretary issued a FAQ responses document as well, though there are certainly many questions that were left unanswered. However, at this stage, the Order requires private schools to require that each teacher, child/student, staff, or visitor working, attending, or visiting a School Entity shall wear a face covering indoors, regardless of vaccination status, subject to some exceptions listed in the Order.
Safe Schools' Initiative
The following ACSIPA leadership spoke about Pennsylvania's Public Policy Agenda during their weekly video call.
See more details below:
The department of education has published the final EANS FAQ. Please consult the FAQ for questions about the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act).
We have included both the FAQ and a presentation to help guide your school below.
Take control of your PA state tax dollars and fund scholarships for faith-based education. A collaboration with Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg and ACSI SPE has developed resources that outline how your school can connect with contributors and move from concept to contribution.
Please see the attached document.
Letter detailing the final ruling the Departments of Education and school districts should follow in implementing ESSER.
See the attached letter.
ACSI and its member schools in Pennsylvania are communication with local school districts regarding PA transportation for private schools. This communication is to request each district's plan to provide transportation for students who reside in the districts who are attending private school.
The full letter has been attached below:
Parents were faced school closures this spring and uncertainty ahead this fall. Consequently, their kids' education has been impacted significantly. Parents are looking for help to get their children back on track.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering legislation that would empower eligible families to meet the challenges that lay ahead by providing them with $1,000 per child, which can be used for approved education expenses.