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Franchot concerned for Education when federal dollars dry up

April 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Comptroller Peter Franchot last week  hosted the seventh meeting of the Comptroller's Workgroup on Pandemic Spending, this time hearing from leaders in K-12 education. Issues included the efforts of educators to quickly adapt to virtual instruction, the shortcomings that federal and state relief aid failed to address, and the potential fiscal cliff that local school systems' budgets could be facing in the coming years. Franchot said. the challenges posed by the pandemic on schools continue to be evident today, with record-high vacancies in teaching and support staff positions, as well as the significant learning loss that our students have experienced over the past two years…