Enrollment in public schools is dropping across the US as the pandemic continues. This is likely to affect funding as it is determined on a per-pupil basis. Towns and municipalities have reduced tax revenues due to the virus which reduces school budgets. Schools are facing increased costs for cleaning and additional instructors.
Because public schools are becoming less advantaged, families who can afford it are putting children in private schools – further increasing the drop in public schools. People with families are attracted to locations with good school districts. This will drive up the prices for these areas, creating educational disparities because of the economic impact of the virus.