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Buses pose particular challenge for schools’ coronavirus pandemic plans

(Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) HARRISBURG - A proposal to construct plastic barriers around school bus drivers as a COVID-19 mitigation tactic was shot down by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, a sign of one particular challenge — among many — schools face as they plan for a fall reopening.The state Education Department told districts last month each can restart in-person instruction with a plan that’s approved by the local school board, made public and provided to the state.

But Education Secretary Pedro Rivera warned that transportation would be a difficult problem to solve.The great majority of the state’s public school districts contract with private companies to provide bus transportation, and those

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OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The FOX 29 Weather Authority has received reports of flooding in some shore towns as Tropical Storm Fay approaches.A Flash Flood Warning have now been issued in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware until 5:30 p.m.As of 10 a.m., parts of the Jersey Shore had already seen more than three inches of rain from Tropical Storm Fay.
(Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) HARRISBURG - A proposal to construct plastic barriers around school bus drivers as a COVID-19 mitigation tactic was shot down by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, a sign of one particular challenge — among many — schools face as they plan for a fall reopening.The state Education Department told districts last month each can restart in-person instruction with a plan that’s approved by the local school board, made public and provided to the state.

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