The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has updated its guidance on calculating and administering federal CARES Act funds for equitable services to private schools. The PDE guidance was updated to reflect the provisions of an Interim Final Rule (IFR) recently issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that further outlined expectations for school districts in distributing CARES funds to private schools. The new IFR revises the nonbinding, nonregulatory guidance issued by ED in late April. The IFR has the full force of law and is effective immediately, although there is still a process for the public to provide comment for 30 days. 
For more information about this updated guidance from PDE, view PSBA’s recently released Special Legislative Report. 

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