The money has been used to purchase hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, plexiglas and other items to make schools safe.
IRMO, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is providing more than $33 million in funding for personal protective equipment (PPE) for schools in the Palmetto State.
Education officials announced on Tuesday they would be providing more than $33 million of the protective equipment to all 81 public school districts across the state.
Officials say they were able to make the purchases after the South Carolina General Assembly allowed them to use previously allocated Ccronavirus relief funds.
The protective equipment includes disinfecting wipes, masks, hand sanitizer, plexiglass and many other items. Some of the equipment arrived last week.
Here’s a breakdown of all the equipment the department purchased:
- 597,585 Adult and student reusable cloth face masks
- 2,681,950 Adult and student disposable face masks
- 189,966 KN95 masks
- 87,010 Adult and