The share for private schools would have to be proportionate to the share of all students in the district attending such schools. An analysis by the Association of School Business Officials International and the Superintendents Association suggests that a typical school district could spend nearly $2 million to reopen schools, given increased need for cleaning and transportation costs. Site by nclud. The House bill includes a total of $225 billion for education, $208 billion of that for stabilizing budgets. On July 17, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden weighed in with a proposal for a separate, emergency $30 billion boost to help K-12 schools reopen safely. Cardinal Blase Cupich, who lobbied to get the tax credit approved, intends to meet soon with Pritzker on this and other matters, according to Jim Rigg, the Archdiocese of Chicago's school superintendent. ©2020 XR 1 Productions Inc. All rights reserved. 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Advocates like Robert Gilligan of Catholic Conference of Illinois attribute the lag in pledges to a cumbersome application process and a credit that is less than 100 percent. PBS KIDS Privacy Policy Program Sponsorship Program Sponsorship Here's why. New York will put the bulk of its money toward training teachers in remote instruction, while Louisiana sets aside some of its grant providing devices and internet hotspots for 12,000 students. Several states, including Rhode Island and Texas will enhance their virtual coursework offerings, which could benefit students from shuttered schools as well as homeschoolers. Members of Congress and education leaders are already contemplating how to support K-12 schools in future stimulus bills. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes for tax credits for private school scholarships and funding for families to pay tuition or buy educational materials. The GOP Senate bill reflected many of the same proposals as  $1 trillion bill released by Republicans in late July proposing $70 billion for K-12 schools. Enrollment in the archdiocese has shrunk to a fifth of what it was in the mid-1960s. Read More: How the Health and Education Sectors Can Collaborate]. All rights reserved. I. On Oct. 1, the House passed a narrower version of their HEROES Act, approving $2.2 trillion in aid, with $225 billion dedicated to schools. Another major force—inertia—could keep the program in place during its five-year trial run. The House bill passed in May would increasee SNAP’s maximum benefit by 15 percent from June 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, an increase for all SNAP households averaging about $25 per person per month. Will the city's arts and culture nonprofits survive? City health chief optimistic about schools despite rising COVID numbers, Chicago Booth goes online after virus outbreak, Sponsored Content: 2020 Illinois' Healthiest Employers Awards. Monday-Friday at 7 a.m. A roundup of the day's important business news. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich ruled that the education secretary overstepped her authority and misinterpreted what Congress intended for the CARES Act funding. Developing and implementing procedures and systems to improve the preparedness and response efforts of local educational agencies. This could allow schools to spend more of the federal dollars on technology for distance learning. Senate Democrats offered a $430 billion education and childcare spending package on June 30. The program's 2022 expiration date, he says, is soon enough to "determine if this has met the expectations we hoped for. "It's an issue where we would want to take the pulse of our 40-member caucus and see what senators want to do," says a Cullerton spokesman. Its $345 billion stabilization fund includes $175 billion for K-12 schools to address learning loss, put in place health protocols and education students "in-person, remotely or a hybrid of both." Another $3 billion goes to the Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund, which governors can use for “significantly impacted” school districts or higher education institutions. [Read More: The Challenge of Taking Attendance in Remote Learning]. In the coming week, lawmakers will decide whether to advance a new relief package before the Nov. 3 election or wait until later to provide more aid for schools, governments and unemployed families. To receive those extra dollars, states must commit to maintain current eligibility standards and premiums and to limit disenrollment. [Read More: Tracking State Legislation on the Coronavirus]. That could include directing the money to parents to pay for tutoring, counseling or summer programs that would keep students learning. At … Beyond legislative efforts, federal authorities are granting wide latitude on billing Medicaid for using telehealth to deliver services and urging states to expand offerings. On Oct. 1, the House approved a  $2.2.trillion aid package, a scaled-down version of the HEROES Act, after failing to reach agreement in negotiations with the White House. (Updated 10/18) The coronavirus outbreak has upended the way schools are operating, and the pain could continue through this school year and beyond, as tax revenue losses will likely bring sharp cuts in education funding. Beyond the new money allotted, The Education Department is offering states more flexibility in how they spend their existing money, with release of a template for requesting waivers. She encouraged state leaders to find ways to support private schools. Training and professional development for staff of the local educational agency on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases. Funding for that proposals was not included in the original Senate Republican proposal, but a two-year tax credit was included in the September version. Chicago, IL 60601 8:30 AM Super Why! (Updated 10/14) The coronavirus outbreak has upended the way schools are operating, and the pain could continue through this school year and beyond, as tax revenue losses will likely bring sharp cuts in education funding. That said, some states have restrictions on what services must be delivered in person, especially for students with disabilities. "I am aware of some of the comments that the governor-elect has made, and they are certainly of concern to us.". 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The law list 12 allowable uses of the $13.2 billion in the package's K-12 relief fund: The CARES Act includes an additional $100 million in grants under Project SERV, which is dedicated to helping school districts and post-secondary institutions recover from “a violent or traumatic event that disrupts learning.” That pot of money can support distance learning, as well as mental health counseling and disinfecting schools. Activities to address the unique needs of low-income children or students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth, including how outreach and service delivery will meet the needs of each population. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ). 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