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HB 2787 - Authorizes Individual School Districts to Make Decisions Surrounding Activities and COVID-19 - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Individual School Districts to Make Decisions Surrounding Activities and COVID-19

Title: Authorizes Individual School Districts to Make Decisions Surrounding Activities and COVID-19

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Title: Authorizes Individual School Districts to Make Decisions Surrounding Activities and COVID-19

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individual school districts to make decisions surrounding sports and extracurriculars during the pandemic.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that the governing authority of a school district has the exclusive authority to determine whether to hold school sports activities, including competitions, intramural play and scrimmages, and other in-person extracurricular activities during the 2020-2021 school year (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a person who has any form of COVID-19 in a transmissible stage from being permitted inside a school or from participating in-person in any sports or extracurricular activities (Sec. 1).

  • Requires a school district to develop an athletic, health, and safety plan addressing school sports and other in-person extracurricular activities during the 2020-2021 school year, and must include the following in the plan (Sec. 1):

    • Safety protocols for permitting visitors and spectators to attend sports and in-person extracurricular activities; 

    • Limits on gatherings for indoor and outdoor sports and in-person extracurricular activities to ensure social distancing; 

    • Protocols for sports consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Consideration for Youth Sports; 

    • Methods of ensuring that social distancing and other safety measures are in place for students, staff, and spectators; and

    • Rules that will be enforced to ensure that the requirements of section 1416.1 are met.

  • Requires a school district to post the athletic, health, and safety plan on its website and to submit the plan to the department of education (Sec. 1).

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Title: Authorizes Individual School Districts to Make Decisions Surrounding Activities and COVID-19

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individual school districts to make decisions surrounding sports and extracurriculars during the pandemic, effective immediately.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that the governing authority of a school district has the exclusive authority to determine whether to hold school sports activities, including competitions, intramural play and scrimmages, and other in-person extracurricular activities during the 2020-2021 school year (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a person who has any form of COVID-19 in a transmissible stage from being permitted inside a school or from participating in-person in any sports or extracurricular activities (Sec. 1).

  • Requires a school district to develop an athletic, health, and safety plan addressing school sports and other in-person extracurricular activities during the 2020-2021 school year, and must include the following in the plan (Sec. 1):

    • Safety protocols for permitting visitors and spectators to attend sports and in-person extracurricular activities; 

    • Limits on gatherings for indoor and outdoor sports and in-person extracurricular activities to ensure social distancing; 

    • Protocols for sports consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Consideration for Youth Sports; 

    • Methods of ensuring that social distancing and other safety measures are in place for students, staff, and spectators; and

    • Rules that will be enforced to ensure that the requirements of section 1416.1 are met.

  • Requires a school district to post the athletic, health, and safety plan on its website and to submit the plan to the department of education (Sec. 1).

Title: Authorizes Individual School Districts to Make Decisions Surrounding Activities and COVID-19

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