Congressman John Yarmuth and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman today announced that JCPS will receive $50 million+ over the course of two years from the economic stimulus bill just signed into law.
“With 18,000 Louisvillians employed by JCPS, this funding will protect jobs today while we ensure our children are able to compete in tomorrow’s global workforce,” Congressman Yarmuth said. “Investing in the education of our children is the only way we can ensure that today’s economic stimulus becomes a true and lasting recovery for future generations of Americans.”
“We’re very appreciative of Congressman Yarmuth’s persistent leadership on behalf of Louisville children and JCPS,” said Superintendent Berman. “He served as a true advocate for obtaining additional funding so that our public schools could thrive through these turbulent economic times.”
Most of the funds will stream through Title 1 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. They’ll be used for instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, program improvement and, of course, educating students with disabilities.
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