Gottheimer Joins Upper Saddle River Middle School Video Conference Civics Class

May 14, 2020

Discusses Federal Response to Coronavirus with Eighth Grade Students

This week, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined eighth grade Cavallini Middle School students for a video civics class to discuss the federal government’s response to the pandemic and to answer questions from students for their project examining actions elected officials are taking to protect and support their communities. 

“Upper Saddle River is in the hardest-hit county in one of the hardest hit states in the nation, in terms of infection rate. Because of this, I’m fighting to get our district resources from our federal government, like supplies, economic assistance and investment, and personnel to support us — all so that we can continue fighting the outbreak and recover,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) speaking to Cavallini Middle School students this week. “I’m on the phone every day with mayors, businesses, non-profit organizations, hospitals, first responders, and State representatives to see what they need and how I can help. As for what you can do to help, you can continue to learn about what’s going on, stay informed, and — of course — wash your hands. We will get through this together.”

Gottheimer was joined by Upper Saddle River School District Superintendent Dr. Brad Siegel, Cavallini Middle School Principal Jim McCusker, and social studies teachers Eileen Tyburczy and Kathy Teehan.

This past November, Congressman Gottheimer spoke to students, faculty, and families at Upper Saddle River’s Edith A. Bogert Elementary School to congratulate the school on receiving one of the nation’s highest education honors, the National Blue Ribbon School award, given by the U.S. Department of Education for the school’s overall academic performance.

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