December 3, 2021
California’s plan for use of American Rescue Plan funds approved
WASHINGTON – (INT) – California schools will be getting an additional $5 billion from the federal government as the state emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds are earmarked to sustain the safe operation of schools and expand opportunity for students who need it most, particularly those most impacted by the pandemic.

California is receiving a total of $15 billion as its share under the American Rescue Plan.

“Students will soon be able to receive the support and resources they need to confront potential learning loss and thrive in an environment that prioritizes their success,” said Riverside Congressman Mark Takano, a former public-school teacher.

The American Rescue Plan will help keep schools open for full-time, in-person learning.

California school superintendent Tony Thurmond said “Nothing is more important than addressing the mental health needs of our students and supporting our school communities with recovery and acceleration of learning as we emerge from the pandemic.”
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