It's anything but certain given the changing demands on Congress at the moment, but Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici's office reports they have scheduled her to come to the North Coast next week to continue her latest intiative.
"Congresswoman in the classroom" is an opportunity for local school children to see Bonamici as she explains to them who she is and just what a person elected to Congress is expected to do. The session includes time for questions as well. The Congresswoman would also spend time meeting with staff and administrators. "As a member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, it's important for me to learn how federal policy set in Washington affects what goes on in classrooms here in Oregon," said Bonamici. "I hope to learn from administrators, teachers, and students about what changes would benefit local schools." Bonamici has said that she started the program this year to help provide an important connection to children and schools in her district. Bonamici's staff says the plan for now is to spend some time next Thursday at Lewis and Clark School as part of a day-long schedule that includes a meeting on wave energy as well. Again, this schedule is just a rough draft and could change rapidly if she is called back to Washington D.C.