CCSSO Urges Support for Coronavirus Stimulus Legislation

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Washington, D.C. (March 26, 2020) – The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the following statement about pending supplemental spending legislation that would provide additional resources for states as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on students, teachers and schools.

“States are facing mounting costs in dealing with this unprecedented crisis as they focus on meeting the needs of their students, teachers, staff and communities. CCSSO and state chiefs have made sure congressional leaders were aware of those pressing needs,” said CCSSO Executive Director Carissa Moffat Miller. “We applaud Congress for reaching a bipartisan solution that provides historic levels of emergency funding. We urge the House to pass this legislation and the president to sign it so states can quickly access much-needed resources.”


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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