HARRISBURG – A state Capitol public hearing examined education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Senate Education and Health and Human Services Committees heard three hours of testimony from superintendents, teachers, students, and Wolf Administration officials. Senate Education Committee Chairman, Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin said a lot of territory was covered at the hearing as they look back over the last year, but to look ahead as they try to plan for graduation ceremonies, testing administration, and achieving the goal of in-person education. Some officials, including the superintendent of the Penn Manor School District, expressed frustration with the state Health Department stating that he had retrieve important guidance from websites rather than through direct contact from the Health Department.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN