The bill was signed into law on March 27, 2020. These funds are specifically for coronavirus response activities, such as planning for and coordinating during long-term school closures, purchasing educational technology to support online learning for all students, and additional activities authorized in the law.
Use of Funds
Distance/Remote Learning (33%)
Chromebooks, hot spots and internet service to support remote learning
Continuity of Services (48%)
Cost associated with districtwide utilities
Personal Protective Equipment (12%)
PPE, such as masks and gloves; deep cleaning and disinfectant of buildings/buses; additional cleaning and sanitizing supplies.
School Meals (5%)
Cost associated with preparing and delivering meals; costs for meals not covered by USDA.
Equitable Services (2%)
Valdosta City Schools was required to reserve 2% of the allocated amount to provide equitable services to non-public school systems that service Valdosta City School students.
Valdosta City Schools Allocation
Period of Availability of Funds
March 13, 2020 – September 30, 2021
All CARES I funding allocated to Valdosta City Schools has been expended and Valdosta City Schools has received reimbursement.