Secretary Cardona to Travel to Vermont with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to Visit Two Elementary Schools, Speak with Families about Importance of Early Childhood Education and Youth Vaccinations

Secretary Cardona to Travel to Vermont with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to Visit Two Elementary Schools, Speak with Families about Importance of Early Childhood Education and Youth Vaccinations

Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will travel to Burlington, Vermont where he will join U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to visit two elementary schools. First, he will visit a pre-k program at Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes to underscore the importance of early childhood education. Then he will visit Champlain Elementary School where he will speak to afterschool teachers, visit a COVID-19 student vaccine clinic, and encourage students and families to get vaccinated. During the tour, Secretary Cardona will learn more about Burlington School District’s commitment to inoculating all eligible students, including children ages 5-11 who are being served by the on-site clinic.

More than 225 million Americans have received their first shot, including 15 million 12- to 17-year-olds. Over ten percent of children ages 5-11 have already received at least one dose of the vaccine since it became available on November 8.

Parents and caregivers can visit 20,000 convenient and trusted locations to get children vaccinated, including thousands of pediatricians and family doctors’ offices, pharmacies, community health centers, children’s hospitals, and community-based sites and schools. Getting vaccinated is free. To find a site, visit www.vaccines.gov.

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
Vermont Secretary of Education Daniel French
Sustainability Academy Principal Nina Oropeza
Director of Early Childhood Education Stacie Curtis

Superintendent of Burlington School District Tom Flanagan
What :

Pre-K Visit at Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes

When :

9:15-9:35 a.m. ET (Time is subject to change)

Where :

Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes
123 North St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Press:This event is pooled press. If you are interested in receiving footage, please email press@ed.gov.


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
Vermont Secretary of Education Daniel French
Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities Christy Gallese
Champlain Elementary Afterschool Site Director Karlie Gunderson
Champlain Elementary Afterschool Assistant Site Director Malik Mines

What :

Conversation with Afterschool Teachers at Champlain Elementary School

When :

10:50-11:10 a.m. ET (Time is subject to change)

Where :

Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Press:This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov.


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
Vermont Secretary of Education Daniel French
Superintendent of Burlington School District Tom Flanagan
Chair of Burlington Board of School Commissioners Clare Wool
Champlain Principal Joe Resteghini

What :

Tour of Vaccine Clinic at Champlain Elementary School

When :

11:15-11:30 a.m. ET (Time is subject to change)

Where :

Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Press:This event is closed to press.


Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

What :

Press Gaggle with Secretary Cardona and Senator Sanders

When :

11:30-11:40 a.m. ET (Time is subject to change)

Where :

Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine St.
Burlington, VT 05401

Press:This is an open press event. If you are interested in covering this event, please email press@ed.gov.