Here's an exerpt from an article in today's San Jose Mercury News:
"the $8 billion in federal stimulus funds for California schools come with a lot of ifs and buts attached, leaving educators struggling to understand how they can spend the largesse."
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I think it's important to understand that the federal funds school districts are receiving cannot be used for any purpose. They are one-time funds, and the federal department of education has expectations about how they are to be used.