MEA President: Michigan’s schools need federal relief dollars today

EAST LANSING — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart calling on the Legislature to distribute federal COVID relief funding immediately to Michigan schools:

“Michigan’s public schools need funding immediately to support the dedicated, hardworking educators who are serving the unique needs of students and families during this pandemic and beyond. We must unleash all the approved federal funding today so our public schools can continue safely educating the leaders of tomorrow. Our students and the educators who serve them deserve immediate action, not partisan games.”

MEA members are encouraged to contact lawmakers and urge immediate release of federal funding – learn how you can take action here.

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MEA member Melissa Lambert, a librarian at Allen Park High School, with MEA Vice President Brett Smith (center) and Allen Park Education President Joel Burkey.

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