HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will veto another coronavirus-related bill, this time one that would give a school district or private school sole authority to decide whether and how to conduct sports during the 2020-21 school year, his office said Wednesday.
The bill passed the state Senate on Wednesday, 39-11, a week after it passed the House, the latest way that the Republican-controlled Legislature has tried to limit powers Wolf has used under health and emergency disaster laws during the pandemic to limit crowds and activities.
The bill gives a school district or private school sole authority to decide whether to conduct sports during the 2020-21 school year, including games, scrimmages and other in-person extracurricular activities. It also gives them the power to determine safety protocol and crowd limits.
Both chambers approved it by veto-proof two-thirds majorities.
But Wolf’s office said it was unnecessary since “school districts already have local control on…