The Alberta authorities will enable schools to decide how greatest to spend most of $262 million in federal funding to assist with COVID-19 associated prices. The province will distribute the vast majority of the funding, $250 million, to faculty authorities primarily based on a per-student mannequin, and it have to be used to help further COVID-19 associated prices, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange stated at a information convention on Sept. 2.
The funding can be utilized for staffing, adapting studying areas, private protecting gear, cleansing, helps for particular wants college students, and on-line studying and instructor coaching.
The remaining $12 million can be used to help schools seeing a big inflow in enrolment due to elevated demand for his or her on-line studying packages.
“School authorities said that they wanted as much flexibility as possible to use this funding in ways that are most important for their schools and communities,” LaGrange stated.
The federal authorities will switch the cash to the province in two phases, as soon as in September and as soon as later in the college yr.