Unable to visit Mrs. Hardy’s second grade classroom at Richland County Elementary school before the end of classes this week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner paid a visit to the class through Skype on Monday- and surprised the students by offering to host a pizza party with them in the coming weeks.
The class this spring was named a finalist in the Governor’s #GovClassroom Visit contest, which highlighted innovative ways Illinois students are learning. While the Governor hoped to visit the school in person, its final classes before summer coincided with the final days of the state’s legislative session. Given the conflict, the Governor requested a meeting with the students through Skype, and pledged to have a pizza party with them in their hometown this summer.
(video courtesy of Richland County Elementary)