The State of Maine has issued just unde156 million dollars to school districts in the State, and today Governor Janet Mills  dedicated an additional $164 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to support school systems as they continue to implement health and safety protocols to protect students, staff, and their families amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Department of Education's website, Hancock County schools have received 5,413,172.82 in funding, compared to Portland's Schools which have received 6,238,716.46 in funding, the most in the State

Here's the breakdown for individual Hancock County Schools

  • Bar Harbor Public Schools $254,644.81
  • Deer Isle Stonington CSD $279,633.93
  • Ellsworth Public Schools $1,257,508.53
  • George Stevens Academy $172,542.47
  • Hancock Public Schools $169,768.32
  • Lamoine Public Schools $143,071.10
  • Mt Desert High School $391,723.35
  • Mount Desert Public School $200,681.32
  • Otis Public Schools $114,385.56
  • Southwest Harbor Public School $186,843.68
  • Surry Public School $192,821,23
  • Tremont Public Schools $163,949.58
  • Trenton Public School $201,611.86
  • RSU 24 $733,550.91
  • RSU 25 $950,437.17

All money above needs to be expended by December 31, 2020 and must be used for authorized coronavirus activities. Approved activities include virtual teachers (teachers hired to teach remote learning), retrofitting and upgrading of air handlers, additional cleaning supplies, upgrades to be CDC compliant, nurse's isolation rooms, food containers for lunch/breakfast and more