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Congresswoman Kelly Hosts Ninth COVID19 Response Call with Local School Superintendents

April 17, 2020

Matteson, IL – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly hosted a telephone town hall with school superintendents from the 2nd Congressional District to discuss the first three COVID19 response bills and hear suggestions for further legislative relief efforts.

"Schools are in an especially precarious and challenging position. We are asking them to scale up remote learning, so our students do not fall behind while our local communities, which primarily fund our schools, are facing a potential decline in property tax revenues," Congresswoman Kelly said. "There are clearly a number of challenges facing our schools and students in the short and medium term. We need to start working on solutions now because we cannot fail our young people."

Congresswoman Kelly briefed superintendents on the more than $569,000 designated for Illinois' elementary and secondary schools and the hundred-plus thousand earmarked for education at Governor Pritzker's discretion.

Other topics included access to federally approved resources, mental health assistance for students and long-term human resource issues. This call was the ninth in the Congresswoman's COVID19 response series.

She will be hosting another call with young, frontline healthcare workers on April 17th and Second District educators on April 21st.

For information on other upcoming conference calls, visit Congresswoman Kelly's Facebook or Twitter pages.