BOSTON (AP) — A dozen school districts that serve students who came to Massachusetts from Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria are sharing in federally funded grants.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration says the $60,000 in McKinney-Vento homeless education grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including tutoring and before- or after-school programs.READ MORE: Male In Norwood Shot Multiple Times, Taken By MedFlight To Boston Hospital; Police Searching For Gunman
Boston, Chicopee, Fall River, Fitchburg, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, New Bedford, Southbridge, Springfield and Worcester will each receive $5,000.READ MORE: Allegiant Airplane Blows Out Tire After Rough Landing At Logan
Officials say those districts are educating 85 percent of the more than 2,100 students from Puerto Rico who have enrolled in public schools in Massachusetts since the hurricane.
Baker says he plans to work with the Legislature to provide additional state funding for any district that needs it to help with the influx of new students.MORE NEWS: Thousands Honor Slain Danvers Teacher Colleen Ritzer At Annual 5K In Andover
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