U.S. Department of Education tours Bay and Jackson County schools

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The United States Department of Education (DOE) is taking action to help schools affected by Hurricane Michael.

Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, Frank Brogan, made his way to Bay and Jackson County schools on Thursday.

While he was assessing the aftermath of the storm, he was also figuring out what the people need most, and how to get it to them.

“It comes in the forms of recovery grants in cases just like this, be able to rebuild. But it also comes in the form of technical assistance. What laws, rules, regulations, and obligations have to be considered by local communities and by the U.S. D.O.E.,” Brogan said.

Brogan said there’s no word yet on how much or what kind of grants the school will receive, but he also says when Congress reconvenes they will begin to put together financial packages through the appropriations process.

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