Biden says schools should reopen within first 100 days in call with governors
December 18, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden reiterated his call for most schools to reopen within his first 100 days in office during a virtual call Wednesday afternoon with a bipartisan group of about 30 state governors.
Biden has emphasized school reopenings as a key initial step in his incoming administration’s plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The president-elect called on governors to assist in ensuring that schools within their states have the resources they need to safely reopen.
"I'm going to ask, and I know it's going to be controversial with some of you, but I'm going to ask that we’re going to be able to open schools at the end of one hundred days," Biden said during the call. "That's going to take a lot of money, but we know how to do it. If we have the money and the funding everything from ventilation to more teachers to smaller class sizes -- a whole range of things."