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Local School Leaders Join Chorus Asking President Trump for $200B in Coronavirus Funding

Ethan Ashley

Metro New Orleans school board members have joined forces with school leaders around the country to urge President Donald Trump and Congress for an exponential increase to emergency aid for students and teachers in light of coronavirus-caused closures.

In a letter sent to the White House last week, 41 school board leaders in 12 states asked for $200 billion in emergency aid, an infusion of money for new technology and an expansion of school hours, among other things.