The Framingham Public Schools will get $16 million as part of the American Rescue Plan, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark.
The money is part of more than $3.1 billion in emergency education funding to support Massachusetts schools and families, Clark said in a press release.
“With this funding, Framingham schools, and schools across the district, will be able to open their doors and provide essential services to keep the entire school community safe," the congresswoman said.
Superintendent of Schools Robert Tremblay said the funding will go toward increasing technology options for teachers; increase connectivity for students at home through the purchase of hotspots; and keep students and staff safe through the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-related equipment, as well as instructional supplies that were not budgeted this year.
In all, Massachusetts will receive an estimated $512 million for child care providers and families; $13.6 million for Head Start programs; $1.8 billion for K-12 schools; and $825.5 million for higher education institutions.
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