$8.5 million dollars.
That's what Fayette County schools will be getting, in federal stimulus money.
The money will be coming over the next few weeks.
Statewide, school districts should total about $155 million dollars.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports the schools must follow guideline books from Washington on how the money can be used.
But this is just the first phase, school systems will get about the same amount again in the fall.