Georgia schools to get $760 million in stimulus funds

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia school board has approved $760 million in federal stimulus funds for special education programs and Title I schools - institutions in low-income rural and inner city areas.

In a specially called meeting Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to begin distributing the money immediately.

The funding is part of the multibillion dollar stimulus set aside by the federal government to jolt the country out of an economic slump.

Additionally, Georgia schools will receive millions in general
funds from the stimulus package.

The school board is expected to approve that later this spring.

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