State Rep. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) announces that the State Controlling Board recently approved coronavirus relief funding to support local schools preparing for the beginning of the upcoming school year.
“Schools across our district and the state are in dire need of this critical funding,” said Patton. “This approval from the Controlling Board is very much needed and will help our local schools prepare for the protection and education of our students as they adhere to safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.”
According to the Ohio Office of Budget and Management (OBM), the federal coronavirus relief aid can be used for a variety of needs, including protective equipment, cleaning and sanitation, and remote learning.
The school funding approved is being distributed based on enrollment. Additionally, there is funding to support students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students, as well as transportation obligations.
Here are the school district allocations approved by the Controlling Board within the 7th Ohio House District:
- Berea City - $334,931
- North Royalton City - $206,167
- Olmsted Falls City - $191,625
- Strongsville City - $285,381