EDMOND, OKLA. (March 16, 2009) – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Feb. 17, provides $787.2 billion to stimulate the economy through tax relief, job creation and a wide array of spending programs.  This package includes significant funding for education initiatives, but there are strict guidelines governing how these funds may be spent.  This complicates matters for school administrators seeking to identify which components they can use to benefit their education community.