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McKeesport Area School District will be closed through April 14, the district announced via Facebook.
“At this time, the McKeesport Area School District has decided to close all campuses through spring break,” the district said. “Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume in McKeesport Area School District schools on Tuesday, April 14. In the event that this date would change, we will communicate that in a timely fashion.
“Please know that we understand the challenges and stress that a prolonged closure will put on our families. However, we believe that shutting down our campuses is in the best interest of protecting the health and welfare of every member of our educational community, especially those at a higher risk of contracting coronavirus. We will be here to assist our families in any way that we can during this time.”
Teachers on Thursday were reportedly preparing “work from home” packets for students, but messages left for a spokesperson at McKeesport Area School District were not immediately returned.
The district did not have school on Friday. SAT testing at McKeesport Area High School scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date, the district announced on social media.
The school district also cancelled a planned workshop on March 25 to discuss the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. That workshop has not been re-scheduled.
Originally published March 13, 2020.