Atlanta Public Schools plans for $201 million in federal pandemic aid

Atlanta Public Schools is seeking public input on how to spend more than $201 million in federal stimulus funding.


Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com

Atlanta Public Schools is seeking public input on how to spend more than $201 million in federal stimulus funding.

The district released a budget overview for the American Rescue Plan, the third and biggest round of financial aid intended to help school systems respond to challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials are soliciting comments now via an online form.


Nearly half of the funds, or $99 million, are earmarked to address learning loss that occurred after classes moved online in spring 2020. APS began reopening campuses in January, but about 60% students finished last school year in online classes.

When school resumes in August, almost all of the district’s students will be learning in-person. READ MORE AT AJC


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