Georgia schools to get $2B in new federal coronavirus aid

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is moving to accept $2 billion in additional coronavirus relief for K-12 schools. That will include $1.7 billion that will be given to school districts based on their proportion of students from low-income families and $189 million that the state Board of Education will control and can be used on things like internet service for students. The state Board of Education is likely to vote to accept and distribute the aid Thursday, after discussing the plans Wednesday. School districts will get roughly four times as much money as they got last year. Gov. Brian Kemp will get another $126 million that he can spend, including $79 million that has to be spent on private schools.

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