Oakland County Sends Schools $28 Million for COVID Expenses

Thanks to the CARES Act, schools in Oakland County will receive $28 million to help with some of the extra expenses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Oakland County is sending select schools $28 million for coronavirus-related expenses, including the purchasing of additional protective equipment and new technologies for at-home learning.

According to Detroit Free Press, the schools that receive the funding will be decided by factors such as the number of students in low-income families, as well as the number of students and teachers overall. 

This money comes from the Coronavirus aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law on March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Act encompasses a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill, which included the $1,200 stimulus checks that American households received if they fell below a certain income line.

The Free Press reports that Oak Park Public Schools has expressed interest in putting the money towards social and emotional support as well as academic interventions in order to safely educate students, extra expenses are needed including plexiglass, face masks and sanitizing equipment.

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