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Columbus School Board Voting On $25 Million In COVID-Related Spending

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The school board agenda lists $7.15 million to pay for more Chromebooks so students can attend classes and do school work online. All students in the district are starting the school year with all-virtual learning. 

Also listed is $3,808,331 for coronavirus-related needs as provided by the federal CARES Act. Those funds could be used for items such as PPE, including face masks and hand sanitizer.

Most of the money, $14 million, would provide grab-and-go meal packs, for three or five days, to feed the district’s more than 50,000 students while they’re attending school from home. That portion of expenses would be reimbursed by the federal school lunch and breakfast programs.