Washington state schools get $618 million from remaining American Rescue Plan funds

The state’s education system is receiving the second allotment of its $1.8 billion from federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Editor’s note: The above video on historic staffing shortages at Washington state schools originally aired Nov. 12, 2021.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Education is giving Washington state’s education department the remaining $618 million of the $1.8 billion it was allotted through the American Rescue Plan.

The funding comes after the state’s plans for the money were approved by the federal government. The new money totaling $618,787,310 is aimed at helping the state continue to operate schools safely amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and

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