The number of students enrolled ties directly to the amount of state funding a district receives under the CARES Act—and if those funds are not spent by Dec. 30, they will return to the federal government.
School systems in states that followed the interim final rule on equitable services for private schools are in a tricky spot if they already allocated funds to these schools.
Districts are obligated to comply with federal laws related to engaging with families, even with pandemic protocols keeping parents from being in school buildings. Here’s how parents of children in Los Angeles schools are being reached.
Buying meals, beverages or snacks for an event such as a professional development session is only allowable when it’s reasonable and necessary. The restrictions are keeping many school districts from purchasing food with federal funds.
Federal interpretation of the CARES Act, contend the attorneys general of Michigan, California, Maine, New Mexico, Wisconson and District of Columbia, will hurt low-income and at-risk students and their teachers, as well as the public schools that serve them and need to meet students’ educational and social-emotional needs due to pandemic-related school closures.