As part of the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP-ESSER III), Greenville County Schools is set to receive nearly $163 million over the next three years to respond to needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 7 areas and 15 broad activities for which these federal funds can be spent. GCS is seeking input from stakeholders on how those areas and activities should be ranked. We are asking parents, PTA members, SIC members, community leaders, social service agencies, etc. to fill out the survey below:
GCS Survey in English:
GCS Survey in Spanish:
This survey will close on Tuesday, July 27, at 5:00 p.m.
Background on ESSER III funds: The American Rescue Plan Act, passed on March 11, 2021, provided $122.7 billion in supplemental ESSER funding, known as the ESSER III fund. State education agencies are required to reserve their allocations to carry out activities: 5% to address learning loss, 1% for afterschool activities, and 1% for summer learning programs. Local education agencies must reserve at least 20% of the funding they receive to address learning loss. Two-thirds of ESSER funds are immediately available to states, while remaining funds will be made available after states submit ESSER implementation plans. (Source: U.S. Department of Education.)