Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to Visit DeKalb County School, Discuss School Infrastructure Investments in the Build Back Better Agenda

July 22, 2021

Schools across Georgia to utilize funds from American Rescue Plan for necessary improvements before the school year begins

Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will travel to DeKalb County to tour Kelley Lake Elementary School, a school that will utilize funds from the American Rescue Plan to improve their ventilation system before the new school year begins. Afterward, he will speak to a group of parents about a safe return to the classroom ahead of the new school year on August 6.

Secretary Cardona’s visit comes after First Lady Dr. Jill Biden traveled to Savannah earlier this month to encourage Georgians to get vaccinated, and one week after 91% of Georgia families with children began receiving additional relief from President Biden’s middle-class tax cuts included in the American Rescue Plan.

“Georgians are excited to welcome Secretary Cardona to DeKalb County tomorrow as the Biden-Harris administration continues to discuss the critical investments they are making to help us fully recover from the pandemic,” Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, said. “As kids prepare to start a new school year, the Biden administration is delivering the crucial funding Georgia families and educators need to safely return to the classroom. The American Rescue Plan — passed by Democrats and opposed by every single Georgia Republican — provided $123 billion in new, flexible funds for school districts across the country in the largest-ever one-time federal investment in K-12 education. Now, with thousands of students studying in crumbling school buildings even before the pandemic, it’s time that Congress comes together around President Biden’s plan to invest in the infrastructure our children need to thrive.”


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