Apollo, PA asked in Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania

Q: How does a state of emergency affect schools in the state of Pennsylvania? Are schools deciding to go cyber legal?

My child is a senior this year, her school has sent out letters saying they wish to go cyber for the rest of the year March 30th. Our family is quarantined at the moment because we have family members who would not be able to survive the virus and the virus is close. Is it legal for my child’s school to admit online work at this time?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jennifer Price
Jennifer Price
  • Education Law Lawyer
  • Murrysville, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Yes, the school is within its legal rights to disseminate education to its students through online learning. Requiring students to attend school, in person, could put more students at risk than necessary, so providing online education would not violate any laws.

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