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GAUSMAN ADDRESSES CONCERNS OVER SCHOOL PANDEMIC FUNDING

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SIOUX CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR. PAUL GAUSMAN IS ADDRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW THE DISTRICT IS PLANNING TO SPEND OVER $20 MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS RELATED TO THE PANDEMIC.

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DR. GAUSMAN SAYS SOME OF THOSE FUNDS WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARDS A VIRTUAL SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WHO CHOOSE NOT TO RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY REASONS:

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HE SAYS THE RELIEF MONEY IS ALLOWED TO BE USED FOR TEACHER SALARIES IN THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL AND TO HELP WITH EXPENSES RELATED TO THINGS LIKE THE MEAL PROGRAM:

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BOARD MEMBER DAN GREENWELL HAS CONCERNS ABOUT SPENDING MILLIONS ON A VIRTUAL SCHOOL HE BELIEVES WILL BE SHORT LIVED, AND AROUND $148-THOUSAND DOLLARS ON A MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR THE SCHOOL.

DR. GAUSMAN SAYS THAT MONEY WOULD BE SPREAD OUT THROUGH 2023:

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THE PROPOSALS FOR SPENDING THE EMERGENCY RELIEF MONEY, KNOWN AS ESSER FUNDS, WILL BE DISCUSSED AT TUESDAY’S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.

THE MEETING IS NOT BEING HELD MONDAY AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED.