ICYMI – Gwinnett Daily Post Highlights Senator David Perdue’s Plan To Safely Reopen Schools
“I want to make sure schools can make the best decisions about reopening locally.” – Senator Perdue
Today, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported on U.S. Senator David Perdue’s SCHOOL Act, a new bill that will provide parents, teachers, and educators with the tools they need to begin safely reopening schools across the country, without any mandates from Washington.
Read the article below and here.
While some school districts across Georgia have announced plans to start school next month with online instruction only, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., is introducing legislation aimed at helping schools reopen safely
The Safely Creating Healthy Opening Options Locally (SCHOOL) Act would help schools prepare reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic based on input from health care professionals.
“With the school year quickly approaching, parents, teachers, and students are understandably anxious about eventually going back to the classroom in this current environment,” Perdue said Monday.
“I want to make sure schools can make the best decisions about reopening locally. I want to provide teachers with the tools they need to stay safe and keep our kids learning. I also want to make sure parents have some peace of mind knowing that their students will still have a positive learning experience, while protecting their families from COVID-19.”
Perdue’s bill would provide funding schools could use to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) and clean and disinfect school buildings. It also would make nurses and other health-care workers available to help with symptom checks and help schools develop procedures for notifying parents of potential COVID-19 cases…