Milwaukee school board approves allocation of $63M in Covid relief aid

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee school board has approved spending $63 million in federal Covid-19 relief aid on dozens of renovation projects.

The board also approved allowing each school to spend $100,000 out of a separate $13.6 million pot of federal Covid funding to hire staff and upgrade technology.

The money must be spent by October 2024.

Milwaukee schools have received a total of $770 million in Covid-19 relief since the pandemic began.

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