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N.C. schools to receive additional state funding due to COVID-19

The funds can be used to cover school nutrition costs.
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Schools in North Carolina will receive supplemental state funding to help them deal with the additional costs associated with COVID-19.

The announcement was made by state Rep. John Bell, who said the additional funds can go toward school nutrition to help cover costs from food purchases and nutrition staff paychecks.  

The funding can also be used for remote learning equipment, school and community-based childcare, and cleaning and sanitizing schools and buses. 

School systems will receive funding based on number of students and wealth classification in the district.

North Carolina also recently launched a texting tool to help parents and kids find the nearest school feeding site.

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