Wednesday, 13 May 2020 09:16

PMSD to receive $1,983,113 in relief funds

Monroe County school districts are poised to receive more than $5 million in coronavirus relief funds.

Pending official approval of Pennsylvania’s application by the U.S. Department of Education, East Stroudsburg will get $1,739,127; Pleasant Valley, $634,498; Pocono Mountain, $1,983,113; and Stroudsburg, $901,123.

Districts must apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to receive the funds, which were appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The money can be used “for a wide range of purposes, including food service; professional training; technology purchases; sanitation and cleaning supplies; summer and after-school programs; and mental health supports,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Ninety percent, or $471 million, of the funding received by Pennsylvania will go directly to public and charter schools, while the remaining 10 percent will be used by the Pennsylvania Department of Education “to support initiatives, including remote learning, that can be designed and implemented with greater economy of scale at the state level than would be possible or practical for (local education agencies) to pursue individually.”



Disclaimer: The ideas are the personal thoughts and opinions of Nate Covington and do not necessarily reflect the position of Barrett Township or the Board of Auditors.

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