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Education officials explain how school systems can use coronavirus relief funds

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Education officials explain how school systems can use coronavirus relief funds

By MetroNews Staff 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials with the West Virginia Department of Education recently explained to the state Board of Education how local school systems can use coronavirus relief funds to ensure safe operations once the fall semester begins in August.

The board heard from federal programs manager Melanie Purkey and state school operation officer Amy Willard, in which the two answered questions about federal funding allocated for West Virginia’s schools.

The U.S. Congress in March approved nearly $122 billion to states and school districts through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, or ESSER.

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