52.9 MILLION FOR SCHOOLS DURING COVID

By Bob Katzen

The House 157-0, Senate 39-0, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of the entire $52.9 million in funding for one-time grants to school districts,

charter schools and educational collaboratives to help in novel coronavirus prevention and to maintain and increase educational quality during the pandemic.

Supporters of the $52.9 million said schools desperately need this funding to continue to operate in various modes during the pandemic.

In his veto message, Gov. Baker said, “I am filing a supplemental budget request today for $53 million to prioritize more targeted measures to address COVID-related learning gaps.”

(A “Yes” vote is for the $52.9 million.)

Rep. Christine Barber Yes Rep. Mike Connolly Yes Rep. Denise Provost Yes Sen. Patricia Jehlen Yes

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