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Opportunity to Provide Input on American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Posted: August 4, 2021

Newport News Public Schools will receive $82,142,456 in federal relief over the next three years to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students by focusing on students' academic, social, emotional and mental health needs. These funds come through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Relief Fund, also known as ARP/ESSER III.

At least 20 percent of funds must be used to address learning loss, and the school division is also considering using ESSER III funds to improve ventilation systems in our schools as a way to prevent the spread of COVID and other diseases. For a more complete description of how ESSER III funds may be used, click here.

Your input is needed as NNPS develops a plan on how to use ARP/ESSER III funds to meet the needs of our students.

Please take our brief survey to share your thoughts by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.