House Includes $5 billion for School Infrastructure

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House Includes $5 billion for School Infrastructure

As part of our work with The [Re]Build America’s School Infrastructure Coalition (BASIC), AASA released a statement thanking the U.S. House of Representatives for the inclusion of $5 billion for emergency repairs to public school facilities as part of the funding proposed for education in the Heroes Act 2.0. 
 
The inclusion of these funds is critical for the wellbeing of our families and communities. Moreover, this funding signals the House’s commitment to the health and safety of our students and educators. It also demonstrates the understanding that without public schools opening safely, our economy cannot thrive.

AASA was proud to join this effort to advocate for additional aid for school buildings emergency repairs and building modifications to support local school system leaders' efforts to provide facilities that can accommodate new procedures for social distancing, personal hygiene, surface cleaning, and high standards for fresh and filtered air. Check out the full press release here