• The closure is a decision that came from the state. Is there an option to neglect the governor’s orders and continue with school anyway?

  • Does this also mean school board meetings will be canceled?

  • Has the closure impacted the superintendent search to replace Dr. Saylor who is retiring at the end of the school year?

  • How will this closure impact planning of the proposed elementary project?

  • How is this unprecedented time impacting the district’s budget?

  • How will this closure impact the remainder of the 2019-20 school year? The last day of school for students was scheduled for June 9, and in general, there is a 180-day school year requirement from the state.

  • Will the district provide alternative learning options for students during this closure?

  • Under the state's order, the district must provide a required learning program for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, called "planned instruction," which introduces new, graded material. What does that look like at each building level?

  • Why did the state make the change from allowing schools to provide optional enrichment and review to requiring planned instruction?

  • How can families gain access to subject material if they don't have the means at home?

  • What could this mean for high school seniors specifically?

  • How will graduation work for the Class of 2020?

  • How can students learn more about grades?

  • Is Bellefonte eLearning Academy available to students not already enrolled in the program during this closure since it's the district's primary cyber education program?

  • What are the effects of this pandemic and school closure on career and technical schools such as CPI that serve Bellefonte Area students?

  • Will students have access to Chromebooks provided by the district, while school is closed due to novel coronavirus?

  • How is the district planning for the care and education of special ed students?

  • Will kindergarten registration continue for the 2020-21 school year? Or is that canceled, as well?

  • With school closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, how can students retrieve belongings left in school before the closure?

  • Many events have been canceled during this time, such as field trips and athletics activities. Will they be rescheduled?

  • There are several international trips in the works through the district’s global education program and which use EF Tours as the facilitator. The next is coming up the summer of 2020 to France and Spain, in addition to a trip to the UK. Where do those trips stand?

  • With the remainder of sports seasons canceled for the 2019-20 school year, how will this impact sports at Bellefonte Area? How about student-athletes, such as their eligibility to receive honors such a varsity letter and/or other accolades, and the potential of college recruitment?

  • What are sanitation plans for district buildings and grounds?

  • Many students rely on school for good and healthy breakfast and lunch options. Is the district doing anything to help provide families and students with meals during the closure?

  • Is there any legislation in place to help districts make decisions during this state-mandated school closure?

  • What should families know to help lessen the weight on their shoulders during this unpresidented time, especially during the school closure?

  • What other resources are available?