Act now to avoid financial disasters after COVID relief funding ends


Key points:

  • Careful budget diagnosis and prioritization is essential as districts near the ESSER expiration in 2024
  • So many schools have unmet needs, and financial disasters would negatively impact those already-serious funding situations
  • See related article: As COVID relief spending deadlines loom, one district moves ahead with an uncommon tech plan

Among all institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, few faced challenges as profound and fast-moving as America’s public schools. But as many large organizations return to normal, school districts face a daunting challenge: key federal relief funds are set to expire next September. 

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