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MCPS Seeks Community Feedback on Millions to Fight COVID-19

November 23, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gregory Davis, Public Relations Officer

352.671.7123 ◊ FAX: 352.671.7735 ◊ CELL: 352.246.2278





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MARION COUNTY – Marion County Public Schools is asking the community for feedback on how to spend over $127 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant dollars to battle learning loss and other impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESSER funds are provided through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.

The public can offer input through an online survey found at the following link ( or the QR code provided above.

Respondents can share their opinions on the priority of funding for support personnel, professional development opportunities, after-school activities, summer learning programs, and more. The survey is available in both English and Spanish and is open until Dec. 3.

ARP ESSER grants are provided to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to address the impact COVID-19 had and continues to have on elementary and secondary schools. This includes helping school districts safely reopen, restore, and maintain high-quality learning environments and take other actions to mitigate the effect on students and families. Grant funds will support MCPS through the 2023-2024 school year.

For more information, contact Director of Grants and Federal Programs Dr. Stacey Reece at 352.671.4105 or

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