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Quincy public schools set to receive $6.8 million in CARES Act funds

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- The Quincy Public School District is set to get millions in COVID-19 relief funding.

Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb said they will receive $6.8-million of federal CARES Act funds.

That money is coming out of the $2.2 billion that Illinois public schools were awarded from federal CARES Act funds.

"It's something that we're going to put to good use here at Quincy Public Schools, but it's not going to fix all of our budget problems, we're still going to have to increase revenue or decrease expenditures," Webb said.

He said the district needs the funds mostly to cover for things such as buying masks, cleaning supplies, technology for students, and paying staff overtime.

"The money that did not come in because of a lack of corporate replacement tax and the money that we had to spend on different issues. So, the main thing is to cover budget shortfalls," Webb said.

Webb said he doesn't know when the district will get the funds, but he said a portion of it might go to parochial schools like it did in the summer, when they received the first round of CARES Act funds.

Charity Bell

Multimedia Journalist at WGEM

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