The COVID-19 crisis has not only put several businesses out of work but also left many students forced out of school. Although it may seem like kids are getting an early summer with more free time for fun. But what about the missed opportunity to learn crucial material. Could all of this missed school time affect students down the road? Only time will tell. But at least until then, the state is in the process of formulating a plan.
Louisiana is getting money to help continue education for students K-12. This funding comes from the CARES Act. Senator John Kennedy announced in a press release that Louisiana’s Department of Education will receive $287 million to support education and distance learning for students.
According to Kennedy, he says, “Our Children will become American’s next leaders, so it’s important that we continue to invest in their education during this outbreak. This funding will give Louisiana students the resources to succeed even under challenges they’ve never walked through before.”
Education leaders on a local level will be able to decide how to use the money. This relief fund was created to help schools with any immediate needs whether it is distance learning tools and assistance, keeping students safe and healthy, or setting up plans for the upcoming year.
Read more about the CARES Act. Click here.