ELKHART — The third round of coronavirus-related federal funding has been earmarked for area schools, with all again receiving a significant amount more than what was previously allocated, the Indiana Department of Education announced on Monday.

Nearly $1.8 billion will be available to public school districts throughout the state as part of the third round of federal stimulus dollars, or the American Rescue Plan Act.

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fire111

Hmmmm...... Does this mean ECS will have received a total of about $40 million in stimulus while not even having full time school? Sounds like the referendum is DUMB all right! Tele/ teaching certainly isn't as expensive! Let's see no kids to pick up in buses 5 days a week No bus drivers paid 5 days a week. Very little custodial work. No kids to clean up after 5 days a week. Schools should have saved vast amounts of monies on utilities? Diesel fuel for buses should have been MUCH less! As is, a huge amount of kids walk to school now! And don't forget ALL THAT MONEY saved by consolidation. And all the time parochial and private schools remained open

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