FREMONT – Senator Maggie Hassan visited Ellis School in Fremont last week to celebrate the start of the 2023-2024 school year. Senator Hassan toured the school, meeting students from pre-K through eighth grade.
“It was great visiting Ellis School and meeting students, who were excited to start new classes, reunite with classmates, and make new friends as this school year begins,” said Senator Hassan. “During my time in public service, I have seen time and again the tremendous impact that students and young people have made in their community, helping strengthen our democracy and making our country a better place for everyone. I look forward to seeing all that these students will do in the years to come.”
Senator Hassan took questions from students about bills that she works on, how she became a Senator, and what a typical day looks like.
Senator Hassan is working to support students. In last year’s government funding bill, Senator Hassan doubled funding for a program that supports rural students, including college prep and career pathway programs in rural communities. In addition, the bill included the largest increase in Pell Grants in over a decade, which Senator Hassan advocated for. Following calls from Senator Hassan, the Department of Health and Human Services also announced that it is expanding Head Start Program eligibility to help more families in New Hampshire and across the country access affordable, high-quality early education services. Senator Hassan worked across the aisle to help develop and pass into law the CHIPS and Science Act, which includes critical workforce development and training provisions.