CCSSO Statement on Delay of Pending Federal Coronavirus Education Aid

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Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2020) – The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement on the delay in approval of COVID relief for K-12 education:

“Every day that goes by without additional aid, the situation becomes more dire for families, schools, and communities across this country. We urge the President to sign the bipartisan Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 to ensure much-needed financial support makes it to states and K-12 schools as soon as possible.” 


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Bureau of Indian Education, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

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