January 10-14, 2022
Pandemic Response Plan and ESSER LEA Plan Stakeholder Survey
As we strive to continually improve student achievement, we are seeking feedback from parents, students, employees, and community members to assist in developing its plan, and specifically the use of these funds.
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The US Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). These grants will be awarded across each state to provide local educational agencies with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation.
Districts must reserve at least 20% of their ARP ESSER money to measure and address the impact of lost learning time with evidence-based interventions. Those interventions must respond to students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs.
Stakeholders wishing to participate in this process should complete the district’s survey by December 1, 2021.
JCSS Feedback Survey - Pandemic Response Plan and ESSER LEA Plan
American Rescue Plan (ARP)
The Jones County School District has received federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act based on the district's proportionate share of Title I funding. Federal legislation requires school districts to set aside at least 20% of these funds to address student learning loss.
The remaining funds are flexible and can be used to support at-risk student populations, distance/remote learning, school meals, mental and physical health, supplemental learning and addressing learning loss, facilities and equipment, continuity of core staff and services, and more.
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III-LEA Application highlights our district’s plans for these funds and will be updated as needed.
JCSS American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act ESSER III-LEA Application
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