Today, Rep. Reives joined with Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue and other legislators to bring attention to the urgent need for the General Assembly to reconvene and address teacher shortages across the state.

“In fact, we’re sitting on billions of dollars in reserves, while students are going back to class without teachers or other essential employees that make our schools work,” Reives said. “We as legislators have the ability to provide more resources to these so we can recruit and retain the best possible teachers and school staff for our students.”

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