Kentucky’s $611M School Spending Plan Approved

FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s plan to use its final $611 million batch of funds from the American Rescue Plan to support full-time, in-person learning during the pandemic has won federal approval.

The state also plans to use the money to support social-emotional learning and mental health programs, professional development in literacy instruction for educators and staff, technical assistance to implement accelerated-learning summer programs, and a new summer enrichment program with AmeriCorps focused on outdoor environmental education.

In total, the Kentucky Department of Education will have received $2 billion total in federal relief from the American Rescue Plan

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