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Breaking…SCUSD to get federal stimulus money

Update: April 2, 8:04 a.m. — The link to the story in the Bee has disappeared. Was this story misreported?

As reported by the Sacramento Bee this afternoon:

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009 – 3:35 pm

Sacramento-area school districts will receive close to $63 million in federal stimulus for special education and programs for low-income schools, Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s office announced today.

Title 1 and IDEA programs – which both already receive federal funding – will receive an $62,994,945 in the Sacramento region. The money should arrive very soon, Matsui’s office said. Title 1 programs will receive $30,184,945; IDEA programs will receive $32,810,000.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will provide additional waves of funding for schools; the second installment will be released to school districts in the fall. In addition to the Title I and IDEA investments, the economic recovery plan has also created a state stabilization fund to help stabilize state and local budgets and restore cuts to education.

A breakdown for Sacramento-area school districts announced today:

Sacramento City Unified School District – $27,069,844

• Title 1 – $14,874,844

• IDEA – $12,195,000


Written by scusdobserver

April 2, 2009 at 12:19 am