Our network

Senator Cortez Masto to visit Las Vegas elementary school to discuss efforts to safely, quickly reopen schools |

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Senator Cortez Masto to visit Las Vegas elementary school to discuss efforts to safely, quickly reopen schools

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is visiting Doris Hancock Elementary School today, the elementary school she herself attended, to celebrate its return to in-person learning.

The senator hosted a news conference at 11:30 a.m. with state and local leaders to discuss efforts to reopen Nevada schools safely and quickly.

"I have heard from Nevadans, from children, from parents, our teachers about the challenges of educating our kids in the middle of a pandemic. I am focused on making sure that our kids can heal from this pandemic which has taken a huge toll on them," said Senator Cortez Masto.

#LIVE: Senator Cortez Masto says "we need to make sure students have the long-term care they need," speaking on supporting schools, making sure they have the resources they need to reopen schools quickly and safely. #8NN https://t.co/5Bi4qg5ipu

— 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) April 7, 2021

CCSD said on Twitter: "Thanks, @SenCortezMasto @NVSupt for visiting Doris Hancock ES to celebrate our first week back with full, in-person hybrid learning. @SuptJaraCCSD"

Originally tweeted by CCSD (@ClarkCountySch) on April 7, 2021.

Senator Cortez Masto has worked to ensure the American Rescue Plan included funding for school re-openings to protect students, families, teachers, and staff, and helped secure $92 million to support COVID-19 screening testing in schools.

Event attendees:

  • U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
  • Nevada Department of Education Superintendent Jhone Ebert
  • Clark County School District Trustee Lola Brooks
  • Clark County Schools District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara
  • Clark County School District Trustee Lola Brooks
  • Doris Hancock Elementary School Principal Sarah Payne

Summerlin Deals