School District of Philadelphia to lay out options for reopening

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As it decides how schools should safely reopen this fall, the School District of Philadelphia is expected to lay out its options Monday. 

The district has said a return to classes will likely be in-person, a continuation of virtual education or a combination of both. A framework outlining its options will be issued. 

Because of vulnerable students or staffers, and social distancing requirements, Superintendent William Hite says school plans will be based on guidance from the city and state health departments, and the CDC. He says what works at one school may not suit another.

"We think that if anything, it would change when students come in, just to give more time to talk about all of the protocols that would likely need to be in place," he shared.

The district begins to survey school communities Monday to find out what about remote learning worked, and what didn't. Hite said the district's back-to-school plan should be ready by mid-July.