(BOSTON) – The City of Woburn is set to receive additional resources for distance learning and telework expenses as part of the $1.1 billion supplemental budget bill passed by the state legislature in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of H4808 – An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 to authorize certain COVID-19 spending in anticipation of federal reimbursement, Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) placed the following amendment in the bill “that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for distance learning and telework expenses in the City of Woburn necessitated by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic
“These funds will help compliment the City’s commitment to educating our students and supporting our teachers,” said Representative Haggerty. “Municipal resources like this go a long way in helping our community and our schools better address the known and ongoing expenses related to COVID-19. I applaud Mayor Galvin, the school administration, School Committee, and our teachers for their commitment to our students’ well-being and education during these challenging times.”
The $200,000 earmarked for Woburn is being made available through the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund Municipal Program that is being administered by the Commonwealth. The City included the $200,000 as part of their round two program application.