In Canyon, Cornyn Announces $7.7 Million in Relief Funding for Public Schools in the Region So Far


In: All News   Posted 09/01/2020
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CANYON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today at Canyon ISD Support Center that public schools in the Amarillo region so far have been allocated $7.7 million in federal coronavirus relief resources from Congress. While there, he visited with Amarillo and Canyon students, teachers, and administrators to learn about how they have used federal CARES Act funds to transition to hybrid in-person and remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.  
 
To aid public schools during the pandemic, Sen. Cornyn supported the CARES Act, which has provided a total of $7.7 million to Amarillo area public schools. Last month, Sen. Cornyn was in Amarillo to highlight the $64 million the CARES Act has provided for the Amarillo area so far.
 
He first joined high school seniors from both Canyon and Randall High Schools, attending both in-person and virtually, to help teach a lesson on U.S. government.  Following the government class and a discussion with Dr. Flusche on schools re-opening, Sen. Cornyn held a socially-distanced joint press conference.
 
Thus far, Sen. Cornyn has worked to secure $7.7 million in funding for public schools in the Amarillo area, including:
 
Canyon ISD: $617,659
  • Disinfecting products
  • WiFi hotspots for parking lots
  • Social distancing signage
  • Additional tables for social distancing at lunch
  • Teachers’ salaries

Participants included:
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) 
Gary Hinders, Mayor, City of Canyon
Ginger Nelson, Mayor, City of Amarillo
Dr. Darryl Flusche, Superintendent, Canyon ISD
Canyon and Randall High School seniors