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Tags: hurricane ian | ron desantis | florida | disaster | funding | teachers | education

Gov. DeSantis Awards $2 Million to Teachers Affected by Hurricane Ian

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By    |   Friday, 21 October 2022 01:22 PM EDT

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said $2 million in state disaster funds will be used to help teachers impacted by Hurricane Ian.

"There's different needs right now," DeSantis said during a press conference at San Carlos Park Elementary School. "There's needs of, of course, home repair; there's needs of temporary shelter; there's needs of reliable transportation."

"These donations will help each district's teachers — particularly those who are displaced — and their different needs right now," he added.

"There's a whole host of things that need to be done. So this will provide some help in that regard, and we look forward to being able to do more for educators in the days and weeks to come."

Lee County educators will receive $500,000 while Charlotte, Sarasota and Collier counties will receive $350,000 each and DeSoto and Hardee counties $225,000 each.

DeSantis said $7 million had been disbursed from the Florida disaster fund to date.

Hurricane Ian left Florida with upward of $40 billion in property damage, making it one of the costliest to ever hit the state.

Several schools sustained extensive damage during the hurricane and have not been able to reopen. DeSantis last week said two schools would need to be rebuilt.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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