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Lead-Deadwood schools plan to use CRF money for in-person learning expenses

Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 5:35 PM CDT
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LEAD, S.D. (KOTA) - In early September, Gov. Kristi Noem announced that K-through-12 public and private schools in South Dakota would get an additional $75 million in funding.

The Lead-Deadwood School District will receive about $387,500 from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Superintendent Dan Leikvold says he believes they will be getting about $500 per student, based on 2019 enrollment figures.

As for how the money will be spent, Leikvold says he still needs to speak with the school board. But some areas that it could go toward include sanitization efforts, the school lunch program and technological upgrades.

“More laptops and or tablets and some speakers and some earbuds. We’re finding that communicating with the remote learning kids and the face to face kids at the same time is a bit of challenge, so we think the technology will help with that,” he said.

Leikvold says they have until June 30 to spend the money, which gives them some time to make plans.

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