by Sarah Craighead Dedmon
Machias schools this year have received $1.18 million through the CARES Act and two rounds of coronavirus relief funding. At the Machias Board of Selectmen meeting held Oct. 14, school officials updated the town on how that money is being used.
A.O.S. 96 Superintendent Scott Porter said $191,000 in CARES Act funding can be held longer and can be used to defray taxation, unlike the coronavirus funds which must be spent on approved purchases by the end of the year,