All public school districts in Va. to receive at least $100K
More than $220 million in CARES Act funding will be distributed to help K-12 public schools in Virginia support COVID-19 preparedness and response measures for the 2020–2021 school year.
The measures include testing supplies, personal protective equipment, sanitization and technology for distance learning.
According to a news release from the Northam administration, funding will be distributed to all 132 public school districts using an allocation formula of $175 per pupil based on fall enrollment, with a minimum of $100,000 for each school division.
This funding will supplement $66.8 million provided to Virginia through the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund and an additional $587.5 million allocated to the state in May under the CARES Act. This included $238.6 million from the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) Fund for K-12 activities. Additionally, the CARES Act provided $343.9 million for higher education through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.
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