Virginia public schools getting about $239M in federal COVID-19 relief

By Jason Schaumburg | The Center Square | May 4, 2020 

Virginia Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane said Virginia public schools will receive $238.6 million in federal funding under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

VDOE said 90 percent of the funding – more than $214.7 million – will go directly to the commonwealth’s school divisions. The CARES Act gives school divisions much leeway in how they spend the money, including expenses directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, expenses related to extended learning, services for economically disadvantaged students, expanding and improving distance learning, mental health services and career and technical education.
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