Senate panel approves construction of new schools - – Rockford’s News Leader

Senate panel approves construction of new schools


The Senate education committee voted Wednesday to allow the Department of Education to fund new schools for districts that have seen traumatic events.

The measure would allow districts like the one in Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 were killed in a December shooting at an elementary school, to apply for federal money to build a new school.

The department does not currently fund the construction schools, but has given Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown $1.3 million to pay for counseling.


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