BISMARCK, N.D. ( – State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says North Dakota’s schools have almost $34 million dollars in new funds for pandemic costs.

A North Dakota legislative committee approved the money Wednesday.

Baesler says the money can be used for many school needs – including mental health, technology, building ventilation improvements, and teacher professional development.

Each school district will get at least 30-thousand dollars, plus a payment of about 251 dollars per student.

Today’s action is the third installment of aid to North Dakota’s public schools to help them deal with COVID-19 issues. Since April, the Department of Public Instruction has directed almost 94-(M) million dollars in pandemic aid to schools.

Some area schools receiving money include:

-Jamestown $581,655
-Valley City $304,705
-Carrington $159,458
-Oakes $156,698
-New Rockford-Sheyenne $108,533
-Medina $71,658
-LaMoure $101,509
-Kulm $61,623
-Litchville-Marion $60,871
-Pingree-Buchanan $65,135
-Edgeley $88,465

You can view the entire list of schools and the funds received here.