Schools across Missouri will receive $ 2 billion in federal COVID-19 spending
Schools across Missouri will receive $ 2 billion in federal COVID-19 spending

Schools across Missouri will receive $ 2 billion in federal COVID-19 spending

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Schools in Missouri will soon share nearly $ 2 billion from the U.S. rescue plan.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed an additional budget that gave the green light for the distribution of the money.

The money is for the schools to recover from the possible consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of the Missouri National Education Association union say the money is the largest single supply of resources to our public schools in our nation’s history. MNEA’s Mark Jones says this is about putting the money into reading and math specialists and classroom assistants so students get more one-on-one attention.

“They will hire a reading and math specialist to help their students overcome any gaps that may have occurred during the COVID chaos,” Jones said. ÔÇťOther districts are going to hire professional psychiatrists and counselors because that’s what their students need. Other districts will go out and really focus on making sure there is a lot more help in the classroom so students can get the individual attention. “

Missouri is the last state to move money into classrooms.

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