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  • This does not impact the $617.5 million in federal funding earmarked for schools based on the Title 1 formula but applies to the $68.6 million at the discretion of the state to distribute.
  • Many of the largest districts – such as Madison, Milwaukee and Racine – which have been offering virtual-only instruction so far this school year won’t lose out on money under the GOP plan versus the one originally proposed by the Department of Public Instruction. However, districts could only receive additional funding if they resume in-person classes.
  • The federal funding can cover costs between March 30, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2023, for things like responding to the pandemic, training and professional development related to sanitation and preventing infection diseases, purchasing equipment, and providing mental health services.