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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Marion County Public Schools given $127 million in COVID-19 relief funds, seeking community feedback

Marion County Public Schools is seeking the community’s feedback on how to prioritize the use of COVID-19 emergency relief funds.

The American Rescue Plan Act has provided over $127 million in funds to MCPS through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief grant.

These funds are intended to help combat learning loss and other impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCPS created an online survey that is open until Friday, December 3, and is available in both English and Spanish. Community members are invited to take part in this survey and share their opinions on how the funds should be prioritized.

Possible uses for the funds include personnel support, professional development opportunities, after-school activities, summer learning programs, and more.

The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency relief grants are provided to local education agencies to address the impact COVID-19 had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools. These funds will support MCPS through the 2023-2024 school year.

For more information, visit the Marion County Public Schools website.