Mark Johnson, Superintendent, N.C. Department of Public Instruction

RALEIGH — During the emergency meeting of the N.C. State Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Superintendent Mark Johnson questioned a $250 million dollar request to the Office of Budget and Management.

The board meeting had been called to discuss federal funds North Carolina will be receiving.

The $2 trillion federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, supplies roughly $389 million in aid for education purposes and school districts in the Tar Heel state. Around $94 million in federal education relief funding will be given to Governor Cooper to spend at his discretion.

The CARES Act education funding includes $13.2 billion for K-12 schools and $2.95 billion for governors to

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