Oregon leaders urge help for $250m Summer season Studying and Little one Care Package deal
MEDFORD, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown, Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek urged support for their $ 250 million summer learning and childcare package. The three Democratic leaders first announced the package on March 8th.
The goal of the package is to help high school students and children learn, thrive, and have fun this summer. The summer learning and childcare package will create grants for enrichment activities, academic support, childcare, and early intervention programs.
“This summer learning and childcare package will put our children on the path to success by becoming children again in environments that encourage creativity, learning and enjoyment,” said Governor Brown.
Investing in the summer learning and childcare package will help address both the academic needs of students and the critical social and emotional challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Republican spokesman says the state’s children have been irreparably harmed by the governor’s schooling.
and says that a bill similar to the governors has already been introduced by Republican Senator Chuck Thomsen.
For more information on the package, see oregon.gov
NBC5 news reporter Jenna King is from Burbank. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in sports business. During her time at U of O, she was part of the student-run television channel Duck TV. Her passion for sport also grew through an internship at the PAC 12 Network.
When Jenna isn’t in the newsroom, she can find her hometown Dodgers, explore the great outdoors, or catch the latest version of Netflix.