Allentown School District

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The Allentown School District will face a nearly $55 million budget deficit by 2025 unless it makes major changes, or unless the Commonwealth changes the way it funds schools.

Pennsylvania elementary and secondary schools are set to receive more than $2 billion dollars in federal pandemic relief funds. A portion will be distributed throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Allentown School District Superintendent Thomas Parker is stepping down this spring.

The Biden Administration is working on a plan to get kids back in school classrooms but Allentown School District officials have said they won’t be ready for in-person learning until mid-April.

The Board of Directors released a statement saying the district is working to develop a hybrid instructional model that will combine in-person and remote learning.


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