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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act (CARES Act I)

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.