Reopening hurdles linger for schools, despite rescue funding

  • Teacher Laura Bonanni prepares her kindergarten classroom March 19 for planned in-person learning at Nebinger Elementary School in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

  • Elementary school students sit on board a school bus Nov. 19, 2020 after attending in-person classes at school in Wheeling, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The latest federal coronavirus relief package includes $81 billion that began flowing to states this week with the goal of helping schools reopen quickly — with one obstacle being that many of the districts’ problems can’t be solved by money.