First week of school

Students chat through clear dividers while eating lunch at Campbell County High School during the first week back at public school during the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of August.

Wyoming’s K-12 schools can expect financial help to the tune of about $135 million to arrive soon from the second round of federal CARES Act funding, according to a statement from Jillian Balow, state superintendent of public instruction.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act was signed into law Dec. 27. It provided $600 stimulus checks to individuals, a $300 federal enhancement for unemployment benefits and small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, among other things.

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