AA schools get CARES Act funding

Friday, May 22, 2020

Alta-Aurelia School District is slated to receive financial relief funding through the federal CARES Act this month.

The district is expected to receive about $77,500.

Iowa received $71.6 million in elementary and secondary School Emergency relief. $64.4 million was earmarked for Iowa school districts for mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

“Every one of Iowa’s 327 school districts will receive an allocation of these funds to address COVID-19 related needs at their schools, including online learning support, professional development, educational technology, mental health services, and services to support students with disabilities,” Ann Lebo, with the Iowa Department of Education, said.

Allocations are based on each school’s eligibility for Title 1, Part A, a program that provides funding based on the percentage of low-income students in a district.