Calhoun, Gordon, other NW Ga. school systems get special education funding boost | The Calhoun Times

Calhoun City and Gordon County schools will get small funding boosts to help serve students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The State Board of Education allocated a total of $6 million to school districts statewide.

“It is critical that we ensure students who receive special education services do not fall behind as a result of the pandemic,” Superintendent Richard Woods said in a Thursday release from the Georgia Department of Education.

Gordon County Schools will get $24,976 from the pot of federal funds and Calhoun City Schools is in line for $12,746.

Half the award comes from the CARES Act, the COVID-19 stimulus bill. The other half is drawn from a supplement to the annual IDEA 611 grant that supports special education and related services.

The amount was based on each district’s IDEA funding for the current fiscal year.

Awards to other Northwest Georgia school systems include:

♦ $29,156

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