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High Schoolers to Decide How to Spend $1.5M in COVID Funding

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(AP) -  Thousands of Connecticut high school students from across the state will decide how more than $1.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for schools will be spent. Forty-three school districts encompassing 77 high schools will collect student proposals for how best to spend $20,000 in their respective schools. Students can begin submitting applications later this month. A vote will be held in each school on March 11, when students will choose one idea they prefer most for their particular school. State officials have called the contest "a first-in-the-nation statewide student civic engagement initiative."