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Amy T. Brooks Serves on Pennsylvania School Reopening Task Force

July 16, 2020

Amy T. Brooks

Wisler Pearlstine, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Amy T. Brooks was a key participant on the Pennsylvania School Reopening Task Force, providing specific guidance to schools, and in particular Special Education programs, to reopen this fall.

The Report is the first such statewide guidance from 150 cross-disciplinary educators and attorneys along with 8 statewide school organizations to provide guidance to local school officials, administrators, and superintendents on all aspects of reopening in the fall. The “insights (in the Report) are also intended to serve as information for legislators and state administrators as they seek to support public schools in their reopening.”

As schools prepare to reopen their doors, significant planning, coordination, and communication must be done to ensure students are learning in safe environments. The Task Force outlined challenges, considerations, and ideas for solutions to help schools in their planning. The report is available here.

Ms. Brooks, a leader in special education law and the Section 8 Director of the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitor’s Association, was asked by the Association to help craft the 29-page Special Education School Section of the Report. She was extremely proud to participate in this work and will be part of statewide webinars for educators and administrators starting in July. Click here for additional details.