Georgia schools to get over $4 billion from latest federal stimulus

By Ty Tagami

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Schools in Georgia will share in more than $4 billion from the latest round of federal stimulus, a massive influx of funding that comes atop two prior rounds.

Local officials were still awaiting word Friday afternoon about their actual allotments, but statewide the amount earmarked for school districts and for the Georgia Department of Education is $4.25 billion, the state agency said.

That excludes other education-related funds the state is expecting, such as nearly $1.6 billion for the care and schooling of children before kindergarten and at least $1 billion for higher education.

 

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