Recorded on April 21, 2020
WestEd understands these are unprecedented times for many states, districts, schools – and the communities that they serve.
As more data emerge, it is increasingly clear that public education will experience declines in available revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year. At the same time, the federal government recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act providing much needed financial support, including $13.5 billion in funding for school districts and schools. These resources will support transitions to distance learning, technology to connect students to learning, and deep sanitation of school facilities among other possible uses.
This archived webinar provides practical information and guidance to help you strategically allocate fiscal resources amid widespread school closures, navigate likely reductions in education funding due to COVID-19, and coordinate funding strategies to support short- and long-term needs.
This archived webinar:
- Provides an overview of the economic and fiscal impact of COVID-19 on education budgets and of the allowable uses of CARES Act funding.
- Highlights key fiscal considerations for education resources, including ensuring continuity of service and directing funds to those students with the greatest need.