Milwaukee school board OKs spending $63m in COVID dollars

January 28, 2022 GMT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee school board has approved spending $63 million in federal COVID-19 relief dollars on dozens of renovation projects.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the board signed off on the spending Thursday. The most expensive renovation project is a new gym and four new science labs at Reagan High School totaling an estimated $9.9 million.

The board also approved allowing each school to spend $100,000 out of a separate $13.6 million pot of federal COVID-19 aid to hire staff and upgrade technology. The money must be spent by October 2024.

Milwaukee schools have received a total of $770 million in COVID-19 relief since the pandemic began.