(PITTSBURGH, PA) US Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced late Friday that he sent a letter to school district stakeholders in Pennsylvania’s 17th District, including school boards, superintendents, principals and school leaders outlining the funding in the American Rescue Plan Act which was specifically designed to address learning loss by students during the pandemic. The letter urges all schools to make summer learning or other COVID-19 related education programming free and accessible to all students and provides details of the federal support Congress has provided to K-12 schools through three pieces of legislation during the pandemic.
“Nothing is more important right now than ensuring our students are caught up and supported. Accordingly, I write to request that you consider using the federal funds available to you to ensure any summer learning or other programming designed to address learning loss is free and accessible to every student in your district. The ability to pay for learning programs should not be a barrier to any of our students or families,” Lamb wrote in the letter.