President Trump announces plan for reopening schools

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 7:57 AM PT — Friday, July 24, 2020

President Trump recently announced his plan to help schools reopen this fall. On Thursday, he said the CDC will release additional guidelines for reopening.

The president also noted that schools should not make the decision based on politics. Additionally, he asked Congress to approve $105 billion to schools that choose to open.

If schools remained closed, the president requested the funding be given directly to the families of students and be used towards the education of their choosing.

“If the school is closed the money should follow the student, so the parents and children are in charge of their own decision,” said President Trump.

The president noted some schools in high risk areas may take longer to reopen, but despite this he said everyone should be prepared to return to normalcy.

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