Local school boards get COVID-19 funding from province, feds
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Four local school boards are getting COVID-19 support through a joint investment from the federal and provincial governments.
The $656.5 million joint investment through both levels of government will go toward 9,800 projects at 3,900 schools in Ontario.
The federal government is providing the bulk of the funding with $525.2 million being contributed, while the province is investing $131.3 million.
The four local school boards will get:
- Near North District School Board – $6,223,200
- Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board – $4,583,000
- Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord – $1,877,000
- Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario – $755,500
The money will go toward HVAC renovations, supporting physical distancing, remote learning and other health and safety initiatives.