Rep. Andrea Schroeder today said the governor and Legislature must work together immediately to finalize a plan prioritizing the health of Michigan students, educators and their families as instruction resumes.
“Some Michigan schools are back in session already, and many others will be restarting instruction soon – time is of the essence,” said Schroeder, of Oakland County’s Independence Township. “Students, teachers and everyone in our school communities are counting on the governor and their elected representatives in the Legislature, including myself, to come through for them with a safe, sensible plan supporting education during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why I continue to work with my colleagues and the administration, fighting for a plan prioritizing health, flexibility, and financial stability. In my ongoing conversations with educators and families, it’s clear that’s what they need, want and deserve.
“I am hopeful the governor and legislative leaders across the political spectrum will join me to continue improving a back-to-school plan and finalize it as soon as possible. We must put health and safety first while empowering local communities to make the best decisions possible for their students and educators based on their unique situations – whether that means classes are online, in-person or a combination of both.”
Schroeder noted the Legislature has scheduled sessions within the next week.
Rep. Andrea Schroeder today said a plan soon to be introduced in the Michigan House offers a framework to improve the state’s response for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These new measures are a significant step forward to keep people safe and provide the help they need during what continues to be a very challenging time – in Oakland County and all across Michigan,” said Schroeder, of Independence Township. “This is a smart strategy that improves the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic across the board – helping families put food on the table, pay their bills, and stay healthy.”