RESTON, VA—On behalf of the nation’s middle level and high school principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) issued the following statement on Congress’ final passage of the president’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package: 

“We thank the thousands of principals and school leaders from across the country who advocated for this bill because they know that returning to in-person learning will take additional staffing, resources, and support,” said Ronn Nozoe, CEO of NASSP. “We applaud the members of Congress who voted for the relief package, which includes $125 billion in emergency funding for schools with an additional $7 billion to close the homework gap by providing home internet access to families with poor connectivity. Principals have worked tirelessly during the pandemic to ensure the needs of our students have been met, and we thank our federal legislators who championed the needs of our K–12 schools by voting on behalf of our students, educators, and communities.”


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.