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American Rescue Plan Act

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law, dedicating funds for K-12 schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) III funds. As a result, Clayton County Public Schools will receive just over $100 million through the ARP ESSER III program to be expended before September 30, 2024. 

The purpose of these federal funds is to help sustain the safe and effective operations of our schools and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students and staff. Additionally, at least 20% of the funds received must be used to address student learning loss, mental health, and the impact of COVID-19 on underrepresented student subgroups (e.g., racial/ethnic groups, gender, students from low-income families, students with disabilities, English learners, migrant students, students experiencing homelessness, and students in foster care). The district is planning to utilize funding to address several critical areas, including academic acceleration and interventions, afterschool enrichment and tutorial programs, facilities and operations support, professional learning for staff, student and staff health and well-being, social and emotional learning, technology support, and continuity of educational services and staff. 

We are soliciting your input on the six-month review of our plan to support our students and staff with the funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Your input is an essential part of the district’s process to address learning loss through evidence-based interventions and maintain a safe learning environment for our students and staff.  

                              CCPS ARP Act Funding Priority Survey - June 2021

                              Clayton County Public Schools - 2023 ARP End of Year Input Survey

                              CCPS ESSER Funding Overview

                              CCPS American Rescue Plan Act ESSER III-LEA Application

                              CCPS COVID-19 Dashboard

       Thank you for sharing your valuable input on the district’s plan!