Cleveland schools set to receive $13.7 million in school funding dispute

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland is one of three districts that recently won $42 million in a case against the Ohio’s Department of Education disputing school funding.

an office with a desk and chair in a room: Three Ohio school districts are set to receive $42 million in restitution in a case over school funding.

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Three Ohio school districts are set to receive $42 million in restitution in a case over school funding.

Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo schools claimed the state improperly distributed funding in fiscal years 2005-2007, failing to properly add funding for each community school student, including those who enrolled mid-year, according to a district press release.

Read the full ruling in the document viewer at the bottom of this post, or click here.

The ruling was issued in Franklin County Common Pleas Court by Judge Gina Russo. Cleveland is set to receive more than $13.7 in restitution.

The Department of Education does not yet have a comment on the ruling or whether the state plans to

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Several Capital Region organizations receive Workforce Development awards

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in New York. Cuomo sounded his most dire warning yet about the coronavirus pandemic, saying the infection rate in New York is accelerating and the state could be as close as two weeks away from a crisis that projects 40,000 people in intensive care. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Over 60 businesses, schools, and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9 million as part of New York’s Workforce Development Initiative.

“These awards will provide thousands of workers with the training and skills they need to Build Back Better,” Cuomo said.

The grants

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IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties.

Managed by the IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, the goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) is to build upon existing home and community-based social supports to maximize the ability of people with ADRD to remain independent in their communities, said project director Steven R. Counsell, MD, who is a professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine and medical director for the Division of Aging in the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

The ADPI is a collaboration between IU School of Medicine;

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4 Idaho districts receive nearly $1 million in federal school safety grants

“Idaho’s students must be assured their schools have the resources to keep them safe,” said U.S. Attorney Bart Davis.

GENESEE, Idaho — Four school districts in Idaho have received school safety and violence prevention grants totaling nearly $1 million, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho announced Monday. 

The districts that got the $923,990 in federal grant money are  Genesee Joint Schools, Minidoka School District 331, Highland Joint School District 305, and Joint School District 391 in Kellogg.

The funding was provided by the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program, which gave out nearly $50 million nationwide.

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“With the new school year underway, the safety of our nation’s students remains paramount,” said COPS Office Director Phil Keith. “Although this school year may look different at the start, now

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Three rural agencies receive USDA funds to help create jobs | Lifestyles

LINCOLN — The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $231,000 to assist rural businesses with job creation that will enhance economic opportunities, according to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development.

“The grants will help to strengthen small emerging rural businesses through working capital that will assist rural communities and build on economic opportunities,” said Karl Elmshaeuser, director of Rural Development. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Nebraska in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

Nebraska’s recipients are:

» Center for Rural Affairs — $57,050 — Provide training and technical assistance in Lexington, Madison, West Point and Nebraska City for small and emerging food businesses to assist Latinos develop or start new business enterprises in their community. Workshops

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SD schools to receive $75 million in additional coronavirus relief funding

PIERRE, S.D. — Public and private schools in South Dakota will be receiving an additional $75 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund, according to a news release from Gov. Kristi Noem’s office.

The funding provides $500 per student, the release states.

“I appreciate the great work our schools are doing to ensure kids are back in the classroom this fall,” Noem said in the release. “We expect this additional funding will help schools continue to tackle challenges related to COVID-19.

“It’s crucial that our students are in the classroom this year, and we are grateful to the Trump administration for giving us the flexibility to help make that happen.”

The additional funding is pursuant to updated guidance from the United States Department of Treasury released Wednesday, Sept. 2.

“The CARES Act provided $1.25 billion in funding to the state of South Dakota, and the new funding will come out of

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Schools receive funding for new PPE

Boxes of personal protective equipment were delivered to the Grand Island Central School District this week for setup in classrooms in the district. (Photo by Larry Austin)

Boxes of personal protective equipment were delivered to the Grand Island Central School District this week for setup in classrooms in the district. (Photo by Larry Austin)

Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 03:45 pm

By Larry Austin

Island Dispatch Editor

In the middle of a $24 million capital project and during the usual summer cleaning of the schools, Grand Island Central Schools is setting up its classrooms with thousands of protective pathogen barriers.

This week, the district received personal protective equipment, or PPE, for infection control and set to work affixing it to desks in classrooms.

“We have 2,800 kids, so, at the very least, one for every student and more in other areas because students move around, and we have other learning stations throughout the district,” Superintendent of Schools Brian Graham said Thursday. The district will provide a PPE barrier as well as have the student wear a mask behind

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Governor floats plan for schools turning to virtual education to receive 100% of state funding | Government and Politics

Jennifer McCormick, the Republican state superintendent of public instruction, said the Indiana Department of Education still is reviewing the governor’s proposal “for its potential financial benefits and consequences.”

“This delay is just that — a delay,” McCormick said. “Hoosier schools deserve a solution to secure 100% funding as districts are bargaining, budgeting and preparing for the next 18 months.”

State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, the top Democrat on the Senate Education Committee, said he does not consider the governor’s potential solution to be a victory for Hoosier schools.

“All this ‘solution’ does is kick the can down the road. The governor has still failed to give any assurance that public school funding will not see any cuts for the 2020-21 school year due to the pandemic,” Melton said.

“Schools are looking for definitive actions and solutions in a time of uncertainty. Pushing back the September (student) count until December is

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