O’Halleran Hosts Listening Session with Arizona Educators, School Administrators

September 3, 2020
Press Release

CASA GRANDE—Yesterday afternoon, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) hosted a listening session with members of the Casa Grande Union High School and Elementary School Districts to take questions and concerns from educators and administrators, learn what is and is not working, and what Arizona schools need from the federal government to help kids succeed safely this fall.  

“As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, my first priority is the health and safety of my constituents. That means students, educators, and parents alike,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “I am working with my colleagues in Congress and stakeholders on the ground in Arizona to ensure that our students are able to attend school in the safest, most effective manner possible. That’s why listening sessions like these are so important; we need to stay plugged in with the hardworking Arizonans that are educating our kids this fall to learn what’s working and what’s needed next.”

Attendees at the listening session included Dr. JoEtta Gonzales, Superintendent of Casa Grande Elementary School District, Dr. Steve Beebee, Superintendent of Casa Grande Union High School District, as well as more than 15 other southern Arizona educators, principals, and school interventionalists.

View a recording of the session, HERE.

This summer, O’Halleran introduced the Broadband Adoption and Opportunity Act: bipartisan legislation to leverage public-private partnerships to refurbish internet-capable devices for students and underserved families through donation, lending, or low-cost purchasing programs.