HARRISBURGToday, Reps. Mike Reese of Westmoreland/Somerset counties and Jesse Topper of Bedford/Franklin/Fulton counties joined together to unveil two pieces of legislation that will impact sports, extracurricular activities and educational opportunities for students during the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Last week, the Wolf administration abruptly announced they recommend there be no high school sports until Jan. 1, 2021. With the 2020-21 school year rapidly approaching and guidance from the administration continuing to change, students, parents and communities need clear and transparent direction for how extracurricular activities will occur in the fall without worrying that the guidance will change at any minute. Reese’s legislation, House Bill 2787, would allow Pennsylvania’s local school districts to make decisions regarding fall sports and activities. Topper’s legislation, House Bill 2788, will allow students and families to have the option to continue the student’s education and extracurricular activities for an additional year to make up for the loss of instruction and competition during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. The bills will go to the House Education Committee for consideration.

REP MIKE REESE

REP. JESSE TOPPER