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State BOE OKs Funds Distribution
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
  April 28, 2009 -- The State Board of Education unanimously approved the allocation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) -- or "stimulus" -- funds to local school districts Tuesday morning.
   The board approved the allocation of funds that go to the education of Students with Disabilities (IDEA) and economically-disadvantaged students (Title I). Once districts have submitted budgets, they can begin spending the first half of these funds, with the remaining funds scheduled to be available in the fall.
   Under ARRA, Georgia school districts will receive a total of about $351 million in additional Title I funds and $314 million in additional IDEA funds.
   In addition to the Title I and IDEA funds, ARRA is expected to provide Georgia schools with other funding. Estimated funding includes:
   - More than $22 million in Education Technology State Grants
   - More than $10 million in IDEA grants for pre-school students.
   - About $900 million in "fiscal stabilization" funds that the Governor can use for K-12 education budgets

To view more information, including allocations by school district, view this release online at: http://www.gadoe.org/pea_communications.aspx?ViewMode=1&obj=1791

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