SL County gives $10 million to schools for safer re-opening

SL County gives $10 million to schools for safer re-opening

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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County is giving local school districts $10 million to help with safer re-openings.

Mayor Jenny Wilson allocated money to the five different school districts across the county to buy personal protective equipment, upgrade technology, or increase cleaning and staffing as they prepare to resume classes later this month. The money comes from the federal CARES Act, said Darrin Casper, the county’s chief financial officer.

In an interview with FOX 13 on Wednesday, Mayor Wilson said the money came out of conversations with district superintendents on ways the county could help.

“There was a very common theme on staffing needs to keep the kids safe,” she said.

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