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Return to School Task Force

About the Task Force


Return to School Task Force Goal

To plan and implement a safe, effective, and equitable return to school for our students, our staff, and our community.

In advance of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s School Reopening Guidelines being released, the Millcreek Township School District developed the Return to School (RTS) Task Force, created in May 2020. Our task force has been organized around four primary areas: Learning, Resources (Human and Financial), Wellness and Communication with representatives from various departments within the district including Curriculum, Special Education, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors, Nursing, Safety as well as Administration from each education level, the MEA Vice President, and a School Board Member.


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Throughout the Pandemic planning, all superintendents from Intermediate Unit 5 (IU5) have been working with the executive directors to remain as consistent as possible for our students, families, and community.

Superintendents throughout the IU5 recognize return to school plans may need to be distinct and customized based on unique factors within each District, such as size for example. However, by planning collaboratively the Districts will have the ability to implement best practices learned and develop an approved Health & Safety Plan for Reopening that meets the guidelines from the PA Department of Education (released June 15, 2020).

The IU5 contains 17 area School Districts including those closest to Millcreek; Erie City, Fort LeBoeuf, General McLane, Girard, Harborcreek, Iqoquis, North East, and Wattsburg. For a full list of IU5 Districts visit:

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The Return to School Task Force is following the guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Erie County Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Over the next few weeks, the priority of the MTSD RTS Task Force will be focused on the main areas of Learning, Resources (Human and Financial), Wellness, and Communication.

The Millcreek Township School District and the Return to School Task Force encourages our families, students, staff, and community members to stay up to date on the 2020-2021 reopening plans.

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