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CARES Act funding to aid Ohio schools, care facilities

Ohio Capital Journal |

A total of $88 million is going toward primary and secondary education. This money is further being split by type of district:

  • $34.5 million for rural and small-town districts
  • $29 million for suburban districts
  • $24.5 million for urban districts
  • $12 million for community schools, county boards of developmental disabilities, joint vocational school districts, independent STEM schools and non-public schools.

Each district will receive funding proportional to the amount of students enrolled there. Extra funds will be added based on “special populations” — students with disabilities, English learners and poor students. The money can be used for “expenses they are likely to face as school leaders prepare for the start of the 20-21 school year,” the funding line item states.