From the Executive Director

Since mid-March, Vita staff has been working hard to respond to the challenges, effects, and government-mandated restrictions of the Covid-19 crisis. We have mobilized plans for online instruction and distance learning for Literacy and ESL students, expanding existing platforms and researching and evaluating new technologies for digital learning.

Our PA Department of Education funding is continuing through June, the end of the program year. The governor and the state legislature have not yet reached agreement about the 2020-2021 budget. Although we do not know exactly what to expect for Vita under future COVID-19 conditions, we plan to provide classes in the new fiscal year. The program directors and coordinators are planning for different possibilities – virtual classes, face-to-face classes, or a combination of these. We look forward to continuing to work together to serve our students.

Plans for registering Literacy, GED, and ESL students for the summer term without the traditional in-person orientation, registration, and testing are in the works. Directors, coordinators, and technical support staff are working together to envision and implement digital and online possibilities for June registration for classes that will begin in July. Stay tuned for updates.