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Evers Announces Additional $46 Million to K-12

By John Forester | June 17, 2020

From WisPolitics.com …

Evers today announced $83.6 million in federal funds that will go to K-12 schools and higher ed institutions.

Of that, $46 million going to K-12 is from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, which was created in the U.S. Department of Education and received $3 billion from the federal CARES Act to dole out to states for schools. The guv’s office said the money will prioritize districts and students that have the highest remote learning needs and have most significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $37 million for higher ed is from the CARES Act money the state received and will be used for unbudgeted expenses in response to the pandemic.

The UW System said it will receive $19 million of that money.

The guv’s office said the money is in addition to the more than $354 million K-12 schools and higher ed institutions have already received directly under the CARES Act.

“I’ve always said what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state, so I am hopeful this funding can help alleviate expenses already incurred and further creative efforts to transition between in-person learning and distance learning seamlessly as we prepare for the upcoming fall semester and continue to fight COVID-19 in Wisconsin,” Evers said.

See the release here.

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