WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – On Friday, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona returned to his home state.

Cardona and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes visited a new school, the Dual Language International School, in Waterbury.

Cardona and Hayes toured the school, which just opened last week.

The goal is to have children here proficient in both English and Spanish.

However, the focus of Cardona’s visit was to meet with education leaders on how to get children back to school safely.

Nearly 100 percent of the children at the school will be back in the classroom.

“We saw students here, in school, earlier today, that were happy to be in school, happy to be with their friends. We use the American Rescue Plan funds for what they were intended to

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