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By Garth Meyer
The Gazette 

Colfax receives $280,000 to cover drop in students

School District faces a budget gap with student loss

 

March 18, 2021



COLFAX — The Colfax School District will receive $280,000 in federal relief funds to address its drop in enrollment and other costs attributed to COVID-19.

Superintendent Jerry Pugh gave a report to the school board Monday night.

The grant is part of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, part of the CARES Act passed by Congress last spring. A second round of ESSER funds was approved in December as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

The Colfax district faces a budget gap of 26 students, representing the difference between its...



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