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What Will It Cost to Reopen Schools?


U.S. News and World Report


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A new cost estimate from school superintendents shows reopening following CDC guidelines is cost-prohibitive.


By Lauren Camera, Senior Education Writer

June 8, 2020, at 6:00 a.m.



See chart below and click cost analysis from the superintendents organization and the Association of School Business Officials International shows that in some cases school districts can expect to spend an additional $490 per student in order to cover costs associated with purchasing hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and other cleaning supplies, gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment, hiring additional custodial staff and nurses, and more. The additional expenses for an average school district of about 3,700 students total $1.8 million.


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