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Copperas Cove ISD: COVID-19 relief funds to be used to enhance student learning & safety

Copperas Cove ISD
Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 17:45:14-04

COPPERAS COVE, Texas — The Copperas Cove Independent School District will be putting its COVID-19 relief funds to use for the purposes of enhancing student learning and safety.

CCISD has received more than $10 million combined from Donald Trump's CARE Act and President Biden's American Rescue Plan, with the funds being used for projects such as replacing school water fountains with filling stations to keep students safe during the pandemic.

In addition, funding was also used for technology improvements, summer school and camp programs, and additional staff to reduce learning loss.

"We are using those lesser funds to provide additional support to classroom teachers. We've used a small amount of those funds for technology for the students and we've used the remainder of the funds for things like summer school and summer camps," said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Burns with CCISD.

Other resources the funding will be going towards will be additional staffing for mental health services as well as stocking food pantries as school campuses to provide food to low-income families.