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Massachusetts OKs $8.2M to Aid Students Fleeing Hurricanes Maria and Irma

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    Massachusetts is releasing more than $8.2 million in education dollars to school districts that enrolled students who evacuated from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday the money to be released this week is the second installment of $15 million pledged by his administration to help support the costs of educating students who enrolled in Massachusetts schools after Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

    Baker said his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year includes another $15 million that would bring the total additional school aid for districts educating students who evacuated to Massachusetts to more than $30 million if approved by lawmakers.

    Baker said districts across Massachusetts have opened their school doors to thousands of students to help them continue their education with minimal disruption.

    Puerto Rico Governor Meets With Gov. Baker

    [NECN] Puerto Rico Governor Meets With Gov. Baker

    Governor Ricardo Rosselló met with Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh when word got out that the Board of Higher Education had just unanimously voted to give in-state tuition to displaced Puerto Rican students living in Massachusetts following the hurricane.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017)

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