Texas schools press lawmakers for COVID relief funds

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  • Source: CBS 19
  • 04/22/2021
TYLER, Texas — Teachers and students across the state are waiting in the balance to find out how much money the state will allocate them for next school year and when they’ll be getting it.

The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) says more than 40 other states are ahead of us and have already made plans to allocate school funds.

There could be even more learning loss by the end of the school year. According to a McKinsey and Company data analysis, students could lose an average of ten months of learning by June 2021.

“The longer that districts are operating under this uncertainty, the harder it is for them to set their budgets for next year," Gonzalez said, "And, you know, when you're setting your budgets, you're determining how much staff you need on campus, you're determining what kind of resources you can bring to campus, how many kids you can serve."

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