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AVERAGE REPORTED COST INCREASE DUE TO PANDEMIC

AVERAGE REPORTED COST INCREASE DUE TO PANDEMIC

>$ 1,000,000

Without the CARES Act funding , we would not have been able to remain open .

- Survey respondent

Pandemic expenses add to budget pressure

A budget pressure many school districts cited was increased costs due to the pandemic . When asked how much in additional expenditures their school districts have incurred since the start of the pandemic , the amounts ranged from $ 20,000 to $ 6,000,000 . While school districts did receive additional funding to help cover those additional costs , only 22 % reported that those funds covered all of their additional expenses . 3
Districts whose 2020 pandemic relief funding covered all pandemic-related expenses
22.4 %
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