(CNS News) -- Two days after their controversial June 22 school board meeting, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) sent out an email to families detailing and promoting President Joe Biden’s Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law in March of this year.
The LCPS School Board has been under harsh criticism by many parents who are concerned about the implementation of many of the board members’ progressive ideologies, such as a transgender policy that requires the illogical use of pronouns in reference to a person’s selected gender, as well as concerns about the anti-American Critical Race Theory and its variants.
Hundreds of parents and community members protested at Tuesday’s school board meeting, holding signs that read, “We the Parents Stand Up,” and “Education Not Indoctrination.”
The email sent out by the LCPS on June 24 included an attachment apparently from the White House that is headlined, “Help Is Here: The American Rescue Plan Delivers Major Tax Relief For Families With Children.”
“The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, is here to help families raising children make ends meet,” the attachment states. “Experts estimate the new Child Tax Credit has the potential to cut child poverty in half.”
This legislation provides “the largest child tax credit ever,” offering tax reliefs of “$3,000 to $3,600 per child for nearly all working families,” reads the email.
The Child Tax Credit of the American Rescue Plan is only for 2021, but President Biden is working to extend it “for years and years to come” through his proposed American Families Plan.
According to an April 28 statement from the White House, the American Families Plan would: “Add at least four years of free education,” “Provide direct support to children and families,” and “Extend tax cuts for families with children and American workers.”
President Biden said in a May 17 statement, “For working families with children, this tax cut sends a clear message: help is here.”