$160 million ok’d for PSS

Aug 22, 2021
$160 million ok’d for PSS

The Public School System’s spending plan for the $160,074,578 we included for the Marianas in the American Rescue Plan has been approved, the U.S. Department of Education announced. The federal funds will continue to protect the jobs of PSS teachers and staff in light of reduced local appropriations for education. 

Also, “the plan focuses on helping our schools address the lost instruction time through high dosage tutorials, socio-emotional counseling programs for students and staff, athletics and other programs that directly benefit student learning,” said Commissioner of Education Alfred Ada. And PSS will be expanding career education programs and Chamorro and Refaluwasch language classes using the American Rescue Plan money.