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Sen. Baldwin introduces new legislation for school funding during COVID-19

Updated: July 21, 2020 09:33 PM

With the uncertainty of what the upcoming school year would look like, Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is introducing new legislation for billions of K-12 funding.

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$175 billion would be the amount to help schools address learning loss as well as implement public health protocols and make sure the quality of education stays high.

This funding is part of the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act, a $430 billion bill to address the national child care and education crises.

Baldwin said this kind of help is desperately needed right now.

"If you think about what is required to keep everyone safe, that will help school districts begin to meet those challenges," said Baldwin.

Baldwin said there are dire financial constraints in schools. She added that the extra funding would help schools comply with the new health guidelines.

She also said she believes that each school district for the new school year will have a variety of in-person, remote, and a hybrid of both.

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