Chairman Scott Celebrates Public Schools Week

WASHINGTON – Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement to celebrate the start of Public Schools Week.  

“As we begin Public Schools Week, I want to share my profound appreciation for the commitment and resolve that our students, parents, educators, and school staff have demonstrated over the past year.  The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for our education system and provided a constant reminder of the critical role public schools have in our communities.  

“That is why we are working so hard in Congress to provide states and schools districts the resources they need to reopen schools, keep schools open, and make up for lost time in the classroom. The American Rescue Plan would make nearly $130 billion immediately available to state education departments, which will allow schools to get students back into the classroom safely and provide them the support they need. 

“We still face significant hurdles to defeating the pandemic and addressing its impact on our students – but I know that we are up to the task. Working together, we can overcome this difficult time and provide all students the education they deserve. 

To read more about the $130 billion Congress is providing for K-12 education, click here


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