Shaheen Highlights COVID-19 Relief to Help Granite State Schools Operate Safely & Support Students and Staff in Discussion with NH School Boards Association

May 17, 2021

(Manchester, NH) – This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual discussion with the New Hampshire School Boards Association and school board members from across the state to discuss?federal resources from the CARES Act, the December COVID-19 response package and the American Rescue Plan to support students and staff during the pandemic. Shaheen?recently announced additional education funding heading to New Hampshire, including?$350.5 million?to help schools safely reopen and support students and?$40.9 million?to create and strengthen COVID-19 testing programs.?During the call, Shaheen heard from school board representatives about the challenges facing their districts as they return to in-person learning, as well how federal COVID-19 relief funding has supported school operations and the well-being of students and staff. 

The virtual discussion can be viewed here

“Over the last year, New Hampshire’s  schools have adapted and responded to the many challenges facing parents, students, teachers and staff throughout this pandemic. As school districts across the state return to in-person learning, they must receive support to safely reopen and provide the best education possible to our students,” said Shaheen. “I appreciated meeting with these hardworking public servants from across our state and hearing about how federal funding I helped secure through the COVID-19 relief packages are alleviating challenges – including staffing, acquiring technology and addressing students’ academic, social and emotional needs. I’ll continue to work in the Senate to ensure New Hampshire schools, teachers and staff get the help they need to support our students.”