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Data shows that the pandemic has had a significant impact on student learning, both across the country and in the Overton County School System.  The American Rescue Plan signed into law in March by President Joe Biden included $122 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds for school districts across the country, which is the single largest investment in federal elementary and secondary education in the nation’s history. The federal grant, ESSER III (ARP), has numerous requirements that must be met prior to the release of funds. One mandatory requirement is for our district to solicit public comment during the planning phase. In order for us to accomplish this task effectively and expeditiously, Overton County Schools are launching a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process to help determine how it should potentially spend additional federal dollars to address unfinished learning and COVID-19 recovery.  A survey has been created to allow parents and community members to provide their suggestions on how to expend these federal funds to meet the needs of all students during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE SURVEY DEADLINE IS JUNE 25, 2021.

 

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