The San Diego Unified School Board approved a plan Tuesday to spend hundreds of millions in COVID aid dollars on substitute teachers, custodians, bus drivers, nurses and counselors, as well as special education, bus routes, transitional kindergarten and ethnic studies.
Since March 2020, the district says it has been allocated a total of $678 million in COVID funding from nine state and federal pots of money that is to be spent on learning recovery efforts and on operating expenses related to the pandemic.
So far the district has already spent $136 million of that money. Some of it went to laptops and WiFi hotspots for students for distance learning at home, as well as personal protective equipment, training for teachers and expanded summer school.
On Tuesday the district outlined how it plans to spend $303 million more that is coming from the American Rescue Plan Act, the last and biggest federal COVID package for schools that was approved in March.
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