AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Independent School District held a news conference to provide information and answer questions regarding the release of federal funds to school districts.
Schools in Texas have received some federal COVID-19 relief money, but not a lot. There's almost $20 billion the state has not yet released.
Recently the school board presidents from Leander and Austin wrote in an op-ed: "If Central Texas public schools are ever going to have a chance to make up for lost time, we need the money Congress provided for local schools."
There is a concern if some of the federal money is not used soon, the state will lose it.