What Is the Reopening Plan for Schools in Philly and the Suburbs? Here Are Answers

Hundreds of school districts in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties along with South Jersey and Delaware are scrambling to come up with plans for the 2020-2021 school year. We have a map with answers for parents and teachers.

Whether it's all-virtual, a hybrid model or in-person learning, school districts across southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware are releasing plans for the next school year.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for parents, teachers and students to figure out what they'll need to do for a September start to the 2020-2021 year. NBC10 has built a map of all the public school districts in the region. Some districts' plans are still being added, while some districts already listed on the map may change their plans in the days and weeks ahead. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date plans.

We are also working to add plans for private schools and public charter schools. The Philadelphia Archdiocese on July 29 announced a hybrid opening for its Catholic high schools across the Philadelphia region that includes some in-person schooling and some virtual schooling. The archdiocesan grammar schools will be fully in-person, the archdiocese said.

Hybrid openings include partial in-person instruction and partial virtual learning. The "parents choose" option is being offered in some districts, and allows parents to pick between full virtual learning or another option that includes in-person instruction. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has mandated that all districts offer an all-virtual option.

Public School Districts' Reopening Plans in the Philadelphia Region

Hundreds of school districts across southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware are scrambling to prepare for the new school year starting in September amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are plans for each district. This map is still being updated.

Data: NCES, School Districts
Credit: Sara Smith, Brian X. McCrone, Elizabeth Both, Nina Lin/NBC 10 Philadelphia

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