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Lansing District Shuts Down In-School Learning, Gets $113 Million In COVID Stimulus Anyway

Officials at the Lansing School District have announced that “Lansing students at all grade levels will not return to any level of face-to-face instruction in school buildings this year.” Students will instead only have access to online classes for the remainder of the school year.

The district is in line to receive nearly $113 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding, much of which is supposed to go toward helping students get educated and stay safe in schools. The extra money is the equivalent of $11,453 per pupil. This will be in addition to the district’s funding from all state, local and federal sources, which in 2019-20 came to $16,825 per pupil.

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