The city of will receive state funding for transporting and educating homeless students, according to the commonwealth's fiscal 2013 budget.
Gov. Deval Patrick signed the budget July 8, which includes $11.3 million for communities that participate in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Woburn is one of many cities that house homeless students in local hotels acting as shelters. According to a recent Boston Globe report, the new funding will ease the burden facing school departments for transportation of the extra students.
According to the state budget, the money is:
For reimbursements to cities, towns, and regional school districts for the cost of transportation of nonresident pupils as required by the federal McKinney-Vento act; provided, that the board of elementary and secondary education shall promulgate regulations for the determination of said reimbursements; and provided further, that the commonwealth's obligation shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item.
Woburn is slated to receive $12.4 million in state funding over the fiscal 2013 year; $6.8 million of that is earmarked for education spending.