CARES funding to help schools during pandemic |

CARES funding to help schools during pandemic

St. Louis County allocates $1.8 million CARES Act funding for school. St. Louis County allocates $1.8 million CARES Act funding for school. |  Photo: WDIO FILE

Updated: November 05, 2020 11:03 AM

St. Louis County said it has distributed $1,827,675 in CARES Act funds to 12 public school districts and two charter schools within the county.

This funding is part of the $6 million that the St. Louis County Board approved allocating to community organizations. 
The funds will help the schools, which together serve more than 25,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, with financial impacts related to the pandemic, including purchasing PPE, cleaning and related costs, social distancing needs, COVID-19 screening needs, and related program expenses.

The amount distributed to each school district or charter school was based on funds requested for eligible expenses. All schools that applied received funding. These include:

  • Chisholm Public School District - $15,000
  • Duluth Public School District - $724,860 
  • Ely Public School District - $76,700 
  • Floodwood Public School District - $35,000
  • Hermantown Public School District - $76,000
  • Hibbing Public School District - $250,000 
  • Mesabi East Public School District - $157,500
  • Mountain Iron Buhl Public School District - $98,720
  • Nett Lake Public School District - $23,000 
  • Proctor Public School District - $159,911
  • St. Louis County Public School District - $93,133
  • Virginia School District - $90,000
  • Harbor City International Charter School - $6,000
  • Duluth Public Schools Academy Charter School - $21,860

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