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Ford government to spend $35 MILLION to help schools affected by COVID-19

This will be used to hire 120 more teachers or purchase 11,000 more computers and tablets.

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The Ford government is planning on spending $35 million dollars to hire more teachers and purchase new equipment for schools. This money will be directed to areas which are suffering the most from COVID, such as Toronto, Peel Region, Ottawa and York Region.

Premier Ford said on Monday that the funding would go towards, "more physical distancing, smaller classrooms and provide more resources for remote learning."

More than $1.3 billion has already been pledged for schools across the province dealing with COVID-19. $381 million is coming from the federal government and close to $500 million coming from school boards' existing reserve funds, according to CP24.

The funding will be split proportionally between all public school boards in impacted municipalities. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) alone, will be receiving $9 million. This will be used to hire 120 more teachers or purchase 11,000 more computers and tablets.


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