Time is running out—tell Congress to act now and provide needed additional COVID-19 relief funding to schools before the 2020-21 school year.

 
K12 schools across the country desperately need Congress to act before its August recess and provide significant additional emergency COVID-19 relief funding before the start of the 2020-21 school year. Stabilizing our schools is the vital first step to stabilize our communities upended by COVID-19. Local communities desperately want their schools to reopen. But their own struggling economies cannot sustain schools even at pre-COVID levels, let alone absorb the costs of an emergency shift to blended learning, regular deep cleaning, and the intensive support services students will need to learn in pandemic conditions.
 
There is no way to make the math work without a massive infusion of federal funds. National education groups, including NASSP, have been advocating for at least $175 billion in state stabilization funding for K12 schools, a number reflected in the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act.
 
Now is the time for school leaders to contact their senators and representatives and urge them to support the emergency funding that schools desperately need. Time is running out.

 

Send an email and tweet to your representative and senators now using the tools below.

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Hello, my name is [name] and I am one of [senator]’s constituents from [city/location].

I am calling to urge [senator] to support the Equality Act. As a school leader, I believe that no educator should be fired or discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. This long overdue legislation would finally ensure that the same rights, privileges, and protections are provided to all Americans.

Please tell [senator] that educators in our community support the Equality Act, and we urge [him/her] to support the legislation, as well.

Thank you.