First, they can be used for addressing the needs of low‐income students, children with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and foster care youth.
Next they can be used for providing mental health services and supports or coordinating the distribution of meals to eligible students. CARES Act funds can also be used for planning and implementing summer learning programs and supplemental after-school activities.
Finally, these funds can be used for training for staff on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases. Purchasing supplies to sanitize district facilities is an acceptable expenditure. Ultimately, they are necessary for providing principals and other school leaders with the resources to meet the needs of their individual schools. Working with state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments to improve coordinated responses to corona-virus.
CARES Act funds would help these districts continue to provide educational services and operate administrative functions. These funds could also be used to support childcare and early childhood education.