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Webinar: Local Perspectives on Spending Covid-Relief Aid

With billions in federal Covid-relief aid flowing to K-12 schools, what do we know about how school districts and charter organizations plan to spend it? What challenges are local educators facing as they decide how to use this unprecedented infusion of federal aid? In a March 15 webinar, FutureEd and Burbio explored what we’ve learned about local spending plans and what’s next for reporting expenditures and measuring impact. Moderated by FutureEd Director Thomas Toch, the webinar discussion included: Curtis Jones, superintendent, Bibb County School District; Phyllis W. Jordan, associate director of FutureEd; Julie Roche, co-founder of Burbio; and Nick Simmons, senior advisor to the secretary, U.S. Department of Education.

Resources from FutureEd:

Read our breakdown of Covid-relief financial commitments

Read our analysis of planned spending by district poverty level

Read our analysis of city, suburban and rural trends

Read our analysis of regional and national trends

Listen to the podcast: What are Schools Doing With Their Covid-Relief Dollars

Resources From U.S. Education Department:

Improving ventilation and air quality in school buildings

Summer Learning and Enrichment Collaborative

Best Practices Clearinghouse 

Best practices for addressing staff shortages