Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is getting additional funding from the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS).
Leaders of the school division asked for emergency assistance funds that were needed to purchase devices for high school students. The devices would help with virtual learning.
Last week, PWCS and MCPS decided to begin the upcoming school year online.
The board received $41 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. On Tuesday, it agreed to provide PWCS with $5 million.
“Supporting the education system is a vital necessity for the community,” BOCS Chair-At-Large Ann Wheeler said in a release. “We look forward to working with the Prince William County Public School System to help meet their emergency needs during this pandemic. The safety of all residents is of the utmost importance.”
In addition to the school system, the county supervisors have provided CARES Act funding for various items and resources, including personal protective equipment, COVID-19 testing, the community feeding taskforce, emergency housing, and rent and housing assistance.