Eight local school districts are currently scheduled to receive more than $32 million in pandemic-related "American Rescue Plan" funding. Teachers want to be part of discussions on how it gets spent.
The president of the union whose locals represent teachers in a majority of western Montgomery County school districts said he believes the state plan to vaccinate all teachers by April is "do-able."
The president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association claims Congress must invest $175 billion in schools nationwide, and the state should offer additional funding to help cover re-opening costs.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to reduce standardized testing in the state by two days has struck a responsive chord with the union that represents teachers in Perkiomen Valley and other area school districts.
Some results on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment exams statewide improved this year over last, but the president of a teachers' union said they offer only a snapshot of achievement.