PITTSBURGH – Public school districts statewide have had to make significant adjustments in how they educate students during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and Allegheny County Rep. Jake Wheatley said his measure would help protect districts from frivolous lawsuits. House Bill 2375 would prevent legal actions against districts for operational changes that they have had to make due to the coronavirus pandemic in the current 2019-20 school year. Wheatley said, “My goal is to ensure that these districts can continue to operate as best as they can without fearing legal action due to a situation completely out of their control.” Wheatley added that his effort is not an attempt to restrict parents’ rights, but to help protect the state’s public school districts during a vulnerable time.

REP. JAKE WHEATLEY