Scott to Host Virtual Roundtable with School Superintendents to Discuss Public School Funding in American Rescue Plan

March 3, 2021
Press Release

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – On Friday, March 5th, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, will host a virtual roundtable with superintendents from across Hampton Roads to discuss the funding for K-12 schools included in the House-passed version of the American Rescue Plan.

The roundtable will focus on how President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act will help schools safely bring students and school staff back into the classroom and make up for lost learning time.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan, which will help schools re-open safely, ramp up vaccination efforts, and provide additional direct cash payments to working families.

As chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, Congressman Scott drafted the emergency education and child care funding provisions in the bill. Virginia is estimated to receive $2.2 billion for K-12 schools, $845 million for institutions of higher education, $796 million for child care, and an additional $16 million for Head Start. School districts in Virginia’s third congressional district are estimated to receive $395 million under the House-passed version of the American Rescue Plan.