On July 12, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced a plan to create a pilot program to invest up to $200 million over three years to enhance cybersecurity in schools and libraries. In response, National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director and CEO Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs made the following statement:

“Cyberattacks present a triple threat for our nation’s schools and libraries. Cyberattacks shut down computer networks, resulting in lost learning time for students and financial losses to districts, but they can also put the personal data of students and school employees at risk, potentially resulting in the theft of social security numbers, birth dates, and other private information. Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s proposal is a smart approach to combat these threats. We appreciate her ongoing commitment to our nation’s schools and students and we urge her fellow commissioners to support her proposal.”

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