How Much Will California Schools Get From the Latest COVID Relief Bill?

K-12 schools will get $57 billion under the new COVID relief package passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on Dec. 27.

“The vast majority of that amount, $54.3 billion, would be for public schools in an education stabilization fund, and 90 percent of that must ultimately go to local school districts, including charter schools that function as districts,” EdWeek reports. “According to the legislation, schools could use the relief to address learning loss, to improve school facilities and infrastructure to reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus, and to purchase education technology. This funding would be available through September 2022.”

State governors will also get $4.1 billion to be directed to K-12 schools and colleges. $2.75 billion must be reserved for private schools.

For California, the allotment works out to $6.8 billion. 90% of funding will be distributed according to how much Title I funding a school district or charter school receives.

EdSource has broken down the amounts that each California school district can expect to receive from the $900 billion package. These 10 school districts will receive the largest amount of funding:

Los Angeles Unified

Fresno Unified

San Diego Unified

San Bernardino City Unified

Long Beach Unified

Sacramento City Unified

Bakersfield City

Stockton Unified

Oakland Unified

Santa Ana Unified

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

The school advocacy group, Great Public Schools Now, released a report last week detailing the pandemic’s impact on students in the state’s largest school district, LA Unified.