George Frey / Getty ImagesStudents arrive for school at Freedom Preparatory Academy on Feb. 10, 2021, in Provo, Utah. (George Frey / Getty Images)
Emergency funding for reopening schools included in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package won’t be fully spent until 2028.
Just $38.6 billion of the $128.6 billion allocated for schools in Biden’s proposed relief package will be used by the end of 2022, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday.
The Biden administration has repeatedly stated that public schools nationwide need the money in order to return to in-person classes, but hasn’t explained that the vast majority of the funds — over two-thirds — will be spent after 2022.
“The president’s plan would make sure we have every resource we need to defeat this virus and get life back to normal, including $130 billion to help ensure our