June 9, 2021
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The U.S. Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). This legislation will award these grants to state educational agencies for the purpose of providing local education 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.
Barnwell School District 19 is receiving $4,098,853 of these funds to address learning loss and academic needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The district needs community input on the spending of the ESSER III allocation.
Please complete the attached survey via form stack or hardcopy and return it Macedonia Elementary-Middle School, Blackville-Hilda High School, or the Barnwell 19 District Office. Comments may also be emailed to myself at David.Corder@barnwell19.net . If you have any questions, please contact me at 284-5608.
David W. Corder
Barnwell School District 19