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August 11, 2020 School Board Meeting
Title
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 08/11/2020
Consent Type
With Prior Information
Discussion

The district has received notification of the award of two grant funded programs authorized under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund in the amount of $17,439,477.54 and the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund in the amount of $1,610,054.00. The ESSER fund provides emergency relief to assist with the impacts of COVID-19 for supporting LEA identified needs with re-opening K-12 schools.  The GEER Fund provides for a Summer Recovery Program targeting K-3 students with significant academic need.   The allocation for each fund, which must be proportional shared with charter and non-public schools, was determined by the Florida Department of Education based on the FY19 Title I, Part A formula. 

There are no matching requirements for the CARES Act programs.  Awarded funds under the ESSER Fund must be fully obligated by September 30, 2022 or earlier if so identified by The Department of Education. Awarded funds under the GEER Fund must be fully obligated by October 31, 2020 or earlier if so identified by The Department of Education. A full copy of each application Toolkit will be available for review in the division of Leading and Learning. 

Consent w/o information meeting (To write and submit) was held on 6/30/2020.
 

Recommendation

Approve the acceptance of funding awarded under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund.

Authority for Action
H.R. 748 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial
Source of Funding

Operating - Grant
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
20/22 $17,439,477.54 ESSER 430 Various TBD TBD TBD TBD
20/21 $   1,610,054.00 GEER 430 Various TBD TBD TBD TBD
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading & Learning, ext. 11300 Jane Cline, Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Leading & Learning, ext. 11411
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