Feedback Requested on ESSER III Grant Funding
Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is seeking stakeholder feedback by June 1, 2023, on how our school division should use pandemic relief funds. ACPS received funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III grant program. The purpose of the ARP ESSER III fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s students by addressing students’ academic, social, emotional and mental health needs.
This grant provides schools with funding to address the impact COVID-19 has had on services to students during school building closures. It also provides funding to develop and implement plans for the return to normal school operations. See more information about ACPS federal pandemic grants financial reports on the ACPS website.
As part of this process, ACPS seeks stakeholder input to understand how our community would like to see this grant used in support of students, staff and school operations. Members of the ACPS community can submit their input using the online feedback form, which only takes a few minutes to complete and is available through June 1, 2023, in English, Spanish, Amharic and Arabic.