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Virginia to invest $365M in school construction

May 23, 2023

Nationwide, schools anticipate a burst of federally funded upgrades to facilities this summer. That’s in part due to loosening of backlogged projects and summer break, which makes school construction easier in the absence of most students and staff.

Congress approved the pandemic Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds in 2020 and 2021, but it can take months or years to plan and execute those projects. Compounded by supply chain problems and labor shortages, districts fear they must get upgrades moving before ESSER deadlines hit.

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