Maine schools to get another $165M in coronavirus relief


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s governor says school systems will receive another $164 million in federal coronavirus relief to help with health and safety protocols.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills says the money will be distributed to school systems using a weighted formula developed by the Maine Department of Education and school superintendents.

The funds are in addition to $165 million provided earlier this year.

The first round of funding was heavily used for facility and technology upgrades needed to safely return to school.

Maine has had more than 5,200 cases of the virus in total.