Valley school districts to receive more than $920 million in federal funding
As part of $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill signed into law Thursday, more than a dozen local school districts will receive $920,367,000 million to reopen their campuses.
In a Friday news release, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-McAllen) announced 16 local Title 1 schools are receiving the funds as part of nearly $130 billion in K-12 funding from the American Rescue Plan.
School districts in the Rio Grande Valley expected to receive funding include:
• Donna ISD: $98,920,000
• Edcouch-Elsa ISD: $28,035,000
• Edinburg CISD: $146,261,000
• Hidalgo ISD: $10,141,000
• La Joya ISD: $160,563,000
• La Villa ISD: $2,453,000
• Lyford CISD: $6,392,000
• McAllen ISD: $107,224,000
• Mercedes ISD: $29,927,000
• Mission CISD: $76,472,000
• Monte Alto ISD: $4,225,000
• Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD: $131,483,000
• Progreso ISD: $8,939,000
• Sharyland ISD: $24,856,000
• Valley View ISD: $16,978,000
• Weslaco ISD: $67,498,000
These funds come after state and local education leaders across the country expressed the urgent need for more resources to cope with the pandemic, Gonzalez said in a news release.
“These funds are intended to help reopen schools and provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students, teachers, administrators and our essential workers,” Congressman Gonzalez stated in the news release. “These federal funds will help school districts navigate our new reality.”