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UPDATE: According to an email from Winchester Superintendent of Schools Melony Brady-Shanley, the number in Congressman Larson’s letter “has not been approved nor is the number solid. I would not count on this being accurate until it is approved. It has more steps to go.”

WINSTED — The Winchester School district may receive $1,840,000 in aid from the American Rescue Plan.
The economic stimulus package, as proposed by President Joseph Biden, is a $1.9 trillion package developed to speed up the country’s economic recovery from the Covid pandemic.
The package also includes $1,400 stimulus checks to millions of low and middle-income Americans, a boost in unemployment benefits, and the creation of multiple programs to help bolster the economy.
On Thursday, March 4, the school district received an email from Congressman John B. Larson (D-1) that said the school district would receive the aid.
“I worked hard to ensure this bill would provide direct relief to local education agencies, which have been on the frontlines of this pandemic,” Congressman Larson wrote in his email. “I know that local school districts have been particularly hard hit, and this federal assistance is sorely needed.”
Congressman Larson added that the plan also includes aid for municipalities. However, the amount of aid for the town itself was not specified in his letter.

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