• Jillian Helding

Awaiting lawmaker approval, Missouri districts at risk of losing ESSER III funds

Missouri is the only state yet to receive the next installment of federal COVID-19 relief for school districts, Chief Financial Officer Heather McArthur told Columbia Public Schools’ Finance Committee on Wednesday.


Statewide, Missouri school districts await a total of $1.9 billion in federal aid, according to the U.S. Department of Education. If not appropriated by the March 24 deadline, this installment of COVID-19 relief will return to the federal treasury.


“The decision right now is in the hands of the legislature,” McArthur said in an interview Thursday.


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