House Democratic Policy Committee to hold Tuesday hearing in Capitol on instructing students during COVID-19

HARRISBURG, Aug. 20 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on instructing students during COVID-19.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 in Room G-50 Irvis Office Building in Harrisburg. The media and public are invited to watch the livestream at

Requested by Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, the hearing will feature testimony from school districts in Erie County and educators. Testifiers will speak remotely, while members will participate in person and remotely.

Testifiers will include: 

  • Brian Polito, superintendent, Erie School District.
  • Richard Emerck, superintendent, Fort LeBoeuf School District.
  • Ian Roberts, superintendent, Millcreek Township School District.
  • Aaron Chapin, vice president, Pennsylvania State Education Association. 

Following the hearing, testimonies and full hearing video will be posted at