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SACRAMENTO — In Texas, the Austin public schools might lay off 200 people and still not fill the financial hole created by the coronavirus. Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has proposed two new taxes to help pay for catching up students who fell behind during remote learning. And in Los Angeles, the costs of virus testing, laptops and free meals for families have mounted to more than $400 million.

This story was originally published by The New York Times. Austin ISD, Fort Worth ISD, and Dallas ISD are members of The Texas School Alliance.

The Texas School Alliance has sent letters to Texas leadership urging them to help support schools before it is too late.