By: KDKA-TV News Team
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The coronavirus continues to impact schools in Pittsburgh.
Tomorrow, PPS will switch 17 schools to synchronous learning due to staff shortages linked to COVID. Eight schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday January 4, 2022. Nine schools will be closed for the rest of the week and will reopen on Monday January 10, 2022. pic.twitter.com/IjdOkTZ7Wu
– Pgh Public Schools (@PPSnews) January 4, 2022
Pittsburgh Public Schools announced Monday that 17 schools this week will switch to online learning due to staff shortages linked to COVID-19. Eight schools are closed Tuesday and nine more are closed the rest of the week.
On Sunday, the district moved 12 schools to online learning for Monday due to COVID-19.
The eight schools closed on Tuesday are:
The nine schools closed for the rest of the week are:
Classroom instruction will resume on January 10 for these nine schools.
“PFT has requested a meeting with the district and they are organizing it,” said Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Teachers’ Federation. “We haven’t met them yet, so I’m not saying I know their protocols yet, but we’re going to meet them because we want to know the details of how they understand it.”
Jennifer Borrasso of KDKA spoke to a parent whose son attends the Pittsburgh Montessori PreK-5. He said he was frustrated with the last minute nature of the decisions.
“It’s very frustrating,” said parent Steve Winslow. “At the end of the day, we all understand that there are issues with COVID. It is a difficult thing for many parents to deal with. … One day they’re closed, one day they’re open and you don’t know what’s going to happen.