Did you hear… the federal government distributed millions of dollars to schools to address COVID-related expenses. These were one-time funds to help schools through the challenges of the pandemic.
Improving air quality in our schools is a top priority during the pandemic. It ensures staff and students are breathing fresh air as much as possible and reduces the spread of virus. The additional cleaning supplies help our custodians keep their schools clean and healthy. Having PPE available when needed continue to protect our staff and students from COVID.
See how these funds helped us stay safe during the height of the pandemic and keep us prepared for what may be ahead.
To improve air quality, we are in the process of replacing five HVAC systems—also known as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems—at Beverly Park Elementary School, Big Picture Schools, New Start High School, Sylvester Middle School and Valley View Early Learning Center.
We use high-quality filters in all of our schools and buildings. And we are replacing them more frequently— four times a year, as recommended by the Department of Health COVID guidelines.
With federal COVID funding, we distributed over 1.2 million pairs of gloves, 662,000 masks and 28,000 containers of cleaning wipes for classrooms in the first two years of the pandemic.
Learn more about how we are spending our COVID relief dollars by exploring our COVID-relief funding web section.