The U.S. Department of Education has approved Montana’s plan to use federal coronavirus relief funds distributing $127 million to the state’s K-12 schools. The most recent round of funding announced Thursday is the third and last delivering the $382 million allocated to Montana schools through the federal American Rescue Plan. Montana’s Office of Public Instruction will allocate funds to school districts to identify and help students whose learning was affected by the pandemic. It will also support student enrichment programs and mental health resources. The funding comes on top of $32 million given to schools for coronavirus testing.
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