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CSBA releases report examining school use of COVID relief funding


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 10, 2022) – The California School Boards Association (CSBA) today released the association’s intensive examination of how school districts and county offices of education are spending COVID relief funds.

Unprecedented Times, Unprecedented Responses: An analysis of federal COVID-19 relief fund spending in California public schools includes an analysis of the expenditure reports from all school districts and county offices of education that received federal aid.

The report reveals answers to hotly debated questions, specifically:

1.         Is COVID relief funding being spent at an acceptable pace?

2.         How are the relief funds being spent?

3.         What are the challenges to allocation and implementation of COVID relief funds?

What advocacy can CSBA undertake to facilitate implementation?

View the report

View the executive summary



CSBA is a nonprofit association representing nearly 1,000 PreK-12 school districts
and county offices of education throughout California.