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Alberta Education Minister to hold meeting with school boards over federal funding

Last Updated Aug 31, 2020 at 7:23 pm MST

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange speaks at St. Marguerite School in SE Calgary to update on the province's education curriculum review on Jan 29, 2020. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – Alberta’s Education Minister, Adriana LaGrange, will meet with school boards on Wednesday to discuss how a big injection of federal funding will be distributed, 660 NEWS has learned.

Ottawa announced last week that Alberta is receiving $262 million to cover COVID-19 related expenses, such as increased cleaning and safety costs, as well as online learning and teacher training.

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The funding is in addition to the support and funding the province has already provided, including about $120 million in school authority funding, $250 million in accelerated capital maintenance and renewal funding, and $10 million in PPE for the schools.

LaGrange’s office says it will have more to say on this in the coming days.