Pennsylvania Department of Health allows parents to have ‘learning pods’ for school year

first_imgHARRISBURG, PA (WBNG) — Pennsylvania parents have the option for working families to have educational group sessions with other families in their community. “They are responsible for making sure their getting the continuity of education activities with their parents,” Campanini said. “Sharing the information that they are striving for.” Campanini also mentioned about six to twelve students are allowed to participate in a learning pod. DHS has a “hands-off” approach with the program but are checking to make sure each pod has a health and safety plan. The pod application process is a quick, two-paged application. Parents need to fill out an attestation attesting to a proper health and safety plan. Tracey Campanini, deputy secretary of the Office of Child Development, says the local school districts are responsible for checking on the student’s academic performance. These are known as “learning pods” and there are 51 pods in the state, currently. last_img read more