Coronavirus relief aid for schools approved

| July 14, 2020

Coronavirus relief funding for area schools has been approved by the state controlling board, Speaker Larry Householder announced.

The $100 million package comes as schools are preparing for the upcoming school year.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a widespread impact in our local communities, especially our local schools,” said Householder (R-Glenford). “This funding is important for our schools as they work to meet the challenges they face.”

The federal CARES Act funding for Ohio’s schools is being distributed based on enrollment, with additional funding to support students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students, as well as transportation obligations.

The aid can be used for protective equipment, cleaning, remote learning and other needs as schools respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s what the state controlling board’s action today will mean for area school districts:

  • Coshocton City – $95,836
  • Ridgewood Local – $73,780
  • River View Local – $137,681
  • Granville Exempted Village – $120,479
  • Heath City – $81,605
  • Johnstown-Monroe Local – $73,115
  • Lakewood Local – $111,748
  • Licking Heights Local   – $250,554
  • Licking Valley Local – $118,140
  • Newark City – $359,186
  • North Fork Local – $105,228
  • Northridge Local – $89,613
  • Southwest Licking Local – $219,932
  • Crooksville Exempted Village – $71,531
  • New Lexington School District – $119,361
  • Northern Local – $139,425
  • Southern Local – $53,903

Area career tech and parochial schools will also receive support under the plan.

The K-12 education plan was one of several coronavirus-related funding measures the state controlling board approved. Also approved was $200 million to support Ohio’s colleges and universities. The board also gave the green light to funding to help rural hospitals, including Coshocton Regional Medical Center, that provide critical access for Medicaid patients and the public in rural and underserved areas.

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