State board to allocate stimulus money to schools Tuesday

Thursday, April 23, 2009 12:58 PM
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The Georgia Department of Education has called a special meeting to discuss dispersing federal stimulus funds, according to a news release issued by the department Thursday.

The first allocations will add Title I and IDEA funding, programs that target economically-disadvantaged children and children with special needs respectively.

Georgia school systems will get a total of about $351 million in additional Title I funds and $314 million in additional IDEA funds. About half the funds will be allocated at this meeting. The U.S. Department of Education is expected to make the remaining Title I and IDEA funds available in the fall.

Under a proposal being considered by the board, Richmond County will get almost $6.5 million for special education, $215,660 for pre-k and about $14.7 million for economically-disadvantaged students. Columbia County will get $3.9 million for special education, $130,000 for pre-k and more than $1.15 million for low-income children, according to the proposal.

The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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