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2020, 06 Oct 21

Government Schools Use COVID Money to Buy Goodies

I know you are all shocked that government would waste your money at every level.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One Wisconsin school district built a new football field. In Iowa, a high school weight room is getting a renovation. Another in Kentucky is replacing two outdoor tracks — all of this funded by the billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief Congress sent to schools this year.

 

The money is part of a $123 billion infusion intended to help schools reopen and recover from the pandemic. But with few limits on how the funding can be spent, The Associated Press found that some districts have used large portions to cover athletics projects they couldn’t previously afford.

 

Critics say it violates the intent of the legislation, which was meant to help students catch up on learning after months of remote schooling. But many schools argue the projects support students’ physical and mental health, one of the objectives allowed by the federal government.

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2020, 06 October 2021

2 Comments

  1. Tuerqas

    Too bad they did not use a small part of it to pay bus drivers…
    Some school has a great new football field, but they probably won’t allow the kids to come watch their team play. Classic.

  2. MjM

    And $6 TRILLION is on table for more misuse.

    But don’t worry. It costs nothing to you.

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