The Racine Unified School District will receive $4,568,722 million in aid from the federal Education Jobs Fund. Wisconsin schools are getting a total of $179 million.
Today's grant was announced by State Reps. Bob Tuner and Cory Mason.
“These dollars will help to keep teachers and support staffers employed in the short-term, but they will have an economic impact in the long-term also,” said Turner. “Investments in education are down payments on our children’s future success.”
RUSD may use its allocation to pay the salaries and benefits of teachers and support staff, to retain education employees or rehire those who have been laid off. Federal officials are encouraging district administrators to move quickly to bring staff back quickly, before the school year begins.
"This aid is coming at a critical time, just before we send our kids back to school. Keeping class sizes small will ensure they receive the best education we can provide,” said Mason.
The funds cannot be used for administrative costs or services.
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