CCS May Get $110 Million Extra From Feds

If Congress passes the $825 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as it is currently proposed, Columbus City Schools could receive $110 million in additional federal funding over the next two years, according to published reports.


According to a published draft allocation estimate summary from the House Committee on Education and Labor, in 2010, CCS would see $21.3 million in additional Title I-A dollars, an increase by $45.9 million in construction money and $9.9 million in more funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Federal funding would increase by $77 million dollars for 2009. Increases in federal spending for 2010 would total $32.8 million.