In Lubbock, Cornyn Announces $10.3 Million in Relief Funding for Public Schools in the Region So Far


In: All News   Posted 08/31/2020
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LUBBOCK – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today at Lubbock ISD that public schools in the region so far have been allocated $10.3 million in federal coronavirus relief resources from Congress. While there, he visited with Lubbock 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 more than $10 million to Lubbock area public schools. Earlier this month, Sen. Cornyn was in Lubbock to highlight the $132 million the CARES Act has provided for the Lubbock area so far.
 
Today he first joined a virtual high school economics class to help teach a lesson on how Congress impacts the economy. Sen. Cornyn then met with Lubbock teachers and administrators via videoconference to thank them for their hard work in adjusting their teaching plans for the pandemic and to learn about their transition and outstanding needs.
 
Following the class and teacher videoconference, Sen. Cornyn held a socially-distanced joint press conference.
 
Thus far, Sen. Cornyn has worked to secure $10.3 million in funding for public schools in the Midland-Odessa area, including:
 
Lubbock ISD: $7,919,866
PPE and cleaning supplies for students, teachers, and staff
Park and Learn WiFi Campuses for approximately 2,500 users a week
1,200 WiFi hotspots for students
School supplies for at-home learning
Zoom accounts for board meetings and administrators
Licensing and software for remote access to phone system
 
Participants included:
 
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) 
Dr. Kathy Rollo, Superintendent, Lubbock ISD 
Dan Pope, Mayor, City of Lubbock
Zach Brady, Chair, Lubbock School Board
Lubbock High School senior economics students