School districts in Washington state returning to school with remote learning this fall will no longer have pay back transportation funding for not busing students.
Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation on Wednesday that allows districts to use its transportation funding, which is provided up-front at the beginning of the school year based on previous per-pupil head counts, for the following:
The delivery of learning materials, including but not limited to, workbooks, homework packets, paper assignments and other tangible instructional materials.
The delivery of meals.
The delivery of hardware, wifi hotspots, or other technology solutions that increase student access to remote learning or online curriculum.
The transportation of students to and from learning centers or other public or private agencies where educational and support services are provided to students.
Superintendents across the state voiced concern earlier this month that they would have to pay back the funding due to restrictions