Bipartisan Resolution Establishes October as National Principals Month
Washington, D.C. – The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN) to honor principals and recognize the contributions they make to help students succeed in Maine and throughout the United States. Senator Angus King (I-ME) is a cosponsor of the resolution.
“Principals in Maine and across the country have gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic, working to keep school communities safe as they continue to prepare students for the future,” said Senator Collins. “This resolution recognizes the countless contributions and tireless devotion of our nation’s principals to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.”
“Principals work with educators to create school communities where students can learn and thrive,” said Senator Smith, a member of the Senate Education Committee. “I’m glad we can honor them in this way, and recognize how principals are so critical to the success of students and schools in Minnesota and across the country.”
The resolution is also cosponsored by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mike Braun (R-IN), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Boozman (R-AR), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).