The Leon County School Board recently approved the 2021-2023 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act grants in the sum of $29 million.
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act authorized $81.88 billion in federal funds in support of education. This is in addition to the $30.75 billion provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The funds were approved by the 2021 Florida Legislature within the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 General Appropriations Act and provide additional educational support.
The fund expenditures were reported in five categories which include: Non-Enrollment Assistance, Advanced Lump Sum, Technology Assistance, Balance Lump Sum, and Academic Acceleration.
The total funds in the “Non-Enrollment Assistance” category is approximately $1.1 million. The bulk of these funds, approximately $550,000, will cover the costs required to provide instruction to students in quarantine or who under stay at home orders due to COVID. Additional services include the cost of hourly tutoring and the cost of administrative salaries for locating non-enrolled students.
The line item details for this category is provided here, Non-Enrollment Assistance.
The requested funds for the “Advance Lump Sum” category totals $13,825,174. The funds for this category will be applied to cover technology leases for distance learning programs ($10 million), foodservice and foodservice supplies ($2,371,318), and additional staff and support personnel ($748,852).
The line item details for this category is provided here, Advanced Lump Sum.
Funds totaling $1.4 million were allocated for the “Technology Assistance” category. Approximately $900,000 will cover the purchase of Chromebooks and $482,639 will cover the costs of software to ensure safety for students and staff engaged in distance learning.
The line item details for this category is provided here, Technology Assistance.
The funds listed in the “Balance Lump Sum” category totaled $7.4 million. Approximately $5.5 million of these funds will cover salaries and benefits for additional instructional staff for closing the gap in learning losses due to COVID.
The line item details for this category is provided here, Balance Lump Sum.
The “Academic Acceleration” category totaled $5.9 million. Approximately $4.2 million of these funds will cover salaries and benefits for instructional staff for closing the gap in learning losses due to COVID.
The line item details for this category is provided here, Academic Acceleration.
Every penny of the money is wasted. Yes, COVID is a virus but it isn’t nearly as deadly as the flu and there are now several effective treatments. Children are very, very rarely affected by this virus and .00001% of children who get COVID will die from any cause. The fact is COVID is a hoax fed by media hysteria and corrupt pharma companies trying to make a buck. All enabled by power hungry elected officials. The thing to remember that 98% of people across all age groups recover from COVID.
Misallocation of funds… Sounds like another FBI investigation in the works. Oh wait, Democrats are in office and Dems run this county! Forgeddaboutit!
I’d like to buy a vacation home. Who do I talk to about that?
The detail documents are a fascinating read to be sure – albeit incredibly ambiguous, repetitious, and redundant… by design.
Further validation that this entire malaise has been and remains nothing more than a China Bio-Weapon Flu “Scamdemic”. Those who have bought into this scam have been played like a Clinton/Biden intern.
How do you say “Mission Accomplished” in Mandarin?
Thank you County Administrator Vince Long and School Superintendent Rocky Hanna for putting Leon County on the national stage as a laughing stock. It was so avoidable.
You have hurt taxpayers, education, quality of life, and our reputation.