Freeman schools working with COVID-19 funds

FREEMAN, S.D.(WNAX)- Schools across the country received several rounds of ESSER, or Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds from the federal government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jake Tietge, Superintendent at the Freeman Public School District says the challenge is to get them all spent in the right categories.

Tietge says they were able to fill in some gaps.

Tietge says the district got substantial funding.

Those one time funds have to be accounted for, in most cases, by the end of 2026.