The funds will be used for coronavirus-related expenses
Frederick, Md (KM) The City of Frederick and the County are providing more than $3-million to the Public School System to cover costs related to COVID-19.
A news release from the county says the money will be used for food distributions, technology and other costs associated with virtual and in-person learning. The funds will also be used for safety measures such as personal protective equipment and enhanced air filters.
“Supporting the educational needs of our children is essential if we are to deliver on the promise of public education,” County Executive Jan Gardner said in a statement. “Our community’s bright future depends on making sure all students have access to technology, nutritious food and–once it’s safe to return to the classroom–a healthy environment for learning.”
There are over 43,000 students enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools. 12,000 of them live in the city of Frederick, and 31,000 live outside of the city.
“City residents account for more than a quarter of all FCPS students,” Mayor Michael O’Connor said, in a statement. “We owe it to our young residents to support them and their families during these challenging times.”
The money comes from the County’s 45-million-dollar federal Coronavirus Relief Fund award.
By Kevin McManus