Emergency funding on the way to help Pennsylvania school districts struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency funding on the way to help Pennsylvania school districts struggling during COVID-19 pandemic

PITTSBURGH — Schools across Pennsylvania are feeling the pinch, and with millions of dollars on the line, the state is stepping in to help.

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said emergency funding is on the way to help schools pay for remote learning and plan for the fall.

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Pennsylvania schools will be receiving $523.8 million in emergency money, with at least 90% going to public and charter schools.

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It's a one-time deal that will hopefully help as districts -- including Pittsburgh Public Schools -- brace for a financial hit and expect to lose millions of dollars because of the pandemic.

Schools can start applying for that money now and can expect to receive it in the coming weeks.

Pittsburgh Public School officials will be giving an update Thursday morning on the district’s budget and remote learning plan. Refresh for updates.

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