Dusty Johnson pays a visit to virtual classrooms

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Congressman Dusty Johnson reaching out to South Dakota students over Zoom, giving them a better understanding of how government works and how the state and national governments are dealing with the pandemic.

Public schools in the state and elsewhere have shifted to online classes for the rest of this school year.

Johnson thought he would take advantage of the built-in online audience to talk to and get feedback from students.

He says being able to visit all of these classrooms and students in a short period of time has been very beneficial.

“Kids have a tremendous number of questions about coronavirus and what is the local government’s job, what is the state government’s job, and what is the federal government’s job,” said Johnson. “And it’s amazing the questions you can get from 2nd graders or 4th graders they are every bit as insightful as the questions that I am getting from seniors in high school.”

Johnson has virtually “visited” East and West River schools, and he says he’ll speak with more classes in the days ahead.

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