Congressman Biggs Applauds Governor Ducey’s Order To Reopen Arizona Schools
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that all Arizona public schools must return to in-person learning by March 15th. Congressman Biggs released the following statement:
"I am grateful for Governor Ducey's decision to reopen schools. Many children in Arizona have been learning virtually for almost a year, and their educational growth and social skills development have been severely hindered by the isolation of online learning. Children cannot continue on this path, and I applaud this decision.
"I recently sent a letter to Governor Ducey urging him to reopen schools before there is irreparable damage to our youth. Children have experienced isolation, anxiety, and emotional stress over the past year as governments have responded to the COVID-19 health emergency. Moving forward, we must put the next generation first and ensure that children are able to develop appropriately and to reach their highest potential. I hope that the governor and his team will continue to follow the examples set by South Dakota and Florida – and some other states – to reopen our businesses, reduce government restrictions, and protect the freedoms of all Arizonans. Even in the midst of a public health emergency, we can defend liberties, and we must value all lives."
READ the letter that Congressman Biggs recently sent to Governor Ducey on Arizona school reopenings.
Congressman Andy Biggs is a third-term Representative from Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Reform committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.