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Latimer unveils plan to allocate over $1 million to remote learning centers

Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Thursday that the CARES Act will distribute money to remote learning centers countywide.

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2020, 7:42 PM

Updated 1,327 days ago

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Thursday that the CARES Act will distribute money to remote learning centers countywide.
“This is a recognition of the needs that kids have to have a safe place to be and to learn when they can’t be in the school building,” says Latimer.
Remote learning aide Krystal Dixon says the learning centers are beneficial to students, saying in part, “It's hard to stay focused at home, so when you’re here, you have people here to help you, drive you, motivate you and stay focused in class.”
Latimer tells News 12 the funding, which comes at no cost to taxpayers, will continue through the end of 2020. He hopes that by then, the federal legislation will have agreed upon a stimulus plan that will extend the programs


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