Local schools set to receive portion of $2 billion COVID-19 relief funds

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois State Board of Education announced more than $2 billion in federal CARES Act funding for local schools on Friday.

The total is more than four times the amount received in the initial disbursement of COVID-19 relief last year.

The ISBE superintendent is urging schools to use the money to reduce “learning loss,” which could include the consideration of a longer school year or addressing the mental health needs of students.

Some local districts receiving the federal dollars include Rockford, Belvidere and Harlem.

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